Parts of Sabah still dry despite rain

Shallow waters: Two children collecting water from a drain at Kampung Batu Layar at Pulau Banggi where it is becoming more difficult to get water.

KOTA KINABALU: A two-hour downpour on Saturday in parts of Sabah’s west coast failed to reach the Trus Madi forest reserve where fires are still burning, and northern Pulau Banggi where some islanders have resorted to using drain water.

Banggi islander Salma Marail said some desperate villagers had resorted to getting water from the drain near Kampung Batu Layar.

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