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Flash floods hit Penang


Flash flood at Kampung Makam in Penang.

Flash flood at Kampung Makam in Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: Several flood prone areas were inundated in the wee hours of Sunday morning after a continuous downpour for about six hours.  

Among the areas flooded were Jalan P. Ramlee, Kampung Makam and Kampung Dodol on the island. 

Several areas on the mainland were also hit by flash floods, namely in Mak Mandin, Seberang Jaya and Jalan Raja Uda. 

In another matter, a 42-year-old man drowned in the Perai River after he fell off a barge at about 10.30pm Saturday. 

The Perai Fire and Rescue Department conducted a search and rescue operation and the body was found at 12.29am, about two hours later. 

The victim, C.B. Ravichandran, was seen by public, trying to save himself after falling off before being dragged away by the river current.

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