Over 100 vehicles trapped in Klang Valley flash floods


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 May 2016

Motorists stuck in the traffic after the flash floods in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim. - AZMAN GHANI / The Star

PETALING JAYA: Flash floods hit several key roads in Kuala Lumpur causing vehicles to be trapped following a downpour on Thursday evening.   

In a series of photos posted on Twitter by Bernama, four roads were affected as of 8.48pm.  

The four roads are Jalan Pantai Bahru, Jalan Semantan, Jalan Bangsar and Jalan Pudu in front of the Tung Shin Hospital, according to photos taken from the Fire and Rescue Department.   

Additionally, in a media alert, the Fire and Rescue Department said that crews were dispatched to two locations in Kuala Lumpur after emergency calls were made by people trapped in the floods.  

It said that 20 firemen were sent at 7.26pm to a location in front of Duta Vista in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim where 100 vehicles were trapped along the road towards Damansara and Kuala Lumpur, forcing motorists to leave their vehicles.  

It added that another 13 Fire and Rescue Department personnel were sent to the Jalan Lingkungan Budi gate of Universiti Malaya at 7.58pm as 15 cars were stranded in flash floods and strong currents.   

"11 people were rescued including a woman who was having breathing difficulties," said the Fire and Rescue Department. 

The flash floods are not the first to hit the Klang Valley this week, with flooding reported in Shah Alam on Tuesday.   

According to Star Radio Traffic, the flash floods hit two locations along Persiaran Kayangan.   

The two spots were near the Concorde Hotel and the Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre. 

 

 

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