Clogged drains may have caused floods

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  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The flash floods that stopped traffic and submerged over 115 vehicles last week could have been due to clogged drain outlets and culverts and not the heavy rainfall alone, said the Institute of Engineers.

Its president Tan Yean Chin said that during a downpour, silt and debris could have been washed and deposited at the outlets of drainage systems and culverts, clogging them.

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