‘Worst flash floods this year’, - Brunei people in shock after heavy rains hit country


A supermarket at a nearby residential area affected by flash floods in Kampong Sungai Tilong, - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Dec 3 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The flash floods which affected most parts of the Sultanate this weeek was the worst experienced this year, residents said.

A resident of Kampong Sungai Tilong, one of the worst affected areas, said the water reached knee level, while others said their village had not experienced flash floods similar to the one on Thursday evening.

Kampong Sungai Tilong Acting Village Head Pengiran Haji Ruzaini Pengiran Haji Shahbuddin in a telephone interview with the Weekend Bulletin, said most residential areas were affected by Thursday’s flash floods.

He said he visited the area for a closer look and checked with the affected residents if they needed any assistance.

One house he visited on Thursday had gone under water due to the blocked drainage and untrimmed grass.

“Due to this, the water did not flow easily causing floods,” Pengiran Haji Ruzaini said.

He said the issue of blocked drainage will be discussed with the Brunei-Muara District Office and arrangements will be made to address the situation. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

A shop submerged by flood waters; and a residential area affected by flash floods in the capital. Borneo Bulletin/ANNA shop submerged by flood waters; and a residential area affected by flash floods in the capital. Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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