Heavy rains trigger floods in northern Kota Marudu and Pitas


Disaster zone: Firemen evacuating Kampung Morion residents in Kota Marudu.

KOTA KINABALU: Twenty-two schools in Sabah’s northern Kota Marudu and Pitas districts have been closed as heavy rains overnight triggered floods in low-lying areas and cut off at least five main roads.

Some 145 people from three villages were evacuated to relief centres as floodwaters continued to rise in the two districts.

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