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Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 12:25:00 PM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 1:58:09 PM

Floods: One dead, two missing in Pahang

A fireman helping a woman who fell into a drain in Jalan Bukit Ubi, Kuantan. NIK NAIZI HUSIN/THE STAR

A fireman helping a woman who fell into a drain in Jalan Bukit Ubi, Kuantan. NIK NAIZI HUSIN/THE STAR

KUALA LUMPUR: The flood situation in Pahang worsened with one death from drowning being reported and two missing as more people were evacuated to higher ground.

A spokesman at the flood operations room at the state police contingent headquarters said Mohamed Alif Khalid, 21, drowned at 4.15pm Wednesday after he went fishing alone at Sungai Kampung Sepial in Kuala Tembeling, Jerantut.

The body was brought to Jerantut Hospital.

Meanwhile, Pekan Umno division committee member Jamali Jani, 45, and his son Megat Mohd Nazli Jamali, 17, are believed to be missing after they fell into the flood waters in Sungai Isap village at about 8.30pm.

The two were said to be removing some household belongings from their submerged house into a fibreglass boat when they fell.

A search operation has been mounted to find them.

According to the spokesman, the number of flood victims evacuated to the relief centres has now reached 38,323 from 9,153 families.

They are placed at 122 relief centres in seven districts.

Kuantan district recorded the highest number of evacuees at 30,307 from 1,561 families, who are accommodated at 85 relief centres.

The spokesman said in Rompin, there were now 4,289 flood victims at 15 relief centres and in Pekan, 3,037 victims at 11 relief centres.

In Maran, there were 637 flood victims at six relief centres, 25 in Jerantut (two relief centres), 21 in Lipis (two) and seven in Temerloh (one), he added.


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