79 victims sheltered in Segamat

  • Nation
  • Monday, 08 Feb 2016

MUAR: A flood relief centre has been opened in Segamat district after flood waters in Kampung Awat, Gemas rose following heavy rain.

According to the Segamat District Disaster Management Committee, 20 people from five families were moved to the Kampung Awat community hall.

In Ledang district, 59 victims are still being housed at SK Sialang.

Ledang Department of Civil Defence officer Mohd Shahrizan Abd Aziz said they comprised 34 adults, 15 children, five senior citizens, one handicapped person and four babies.

All the victims were from Kampung Seberang Gajah, Kampung Sialang Dalam and Kampung Tanjong Laboh, he added.

He said there was sufficient supply of food and other basic necessities for the victims.

"They are all in good health except for an elderly villager who was referred to Tangkak Hospital for a medical examination, but he is alright,” Mohd Shahrizan said.

He said all the relevant agencies were monitoring the situation and on the alert. — Bernama

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