240 people displaced by flash floods in Perak

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017

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IPOH: At least 240 people from six districts in Perak have been displaced by flash floods Tuesday following an overnight rainfall.

A State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat spokesman said relief centres have been opened since Monday to accommodate the victims.

About 47 families with 105 people from two villages in Pantai Remis and Ayer Tawar were sent to Dewan Inderawati Beruas and SAR Padang Serai.

In Larut, Matang and Selama district, 43 villagers in Kampung Jawa Trong villagers have been relocated to a surau since 7.30pm on Monday while in Taiping, 41 villagers from Kampung Batu 25 and Batu 27 Hampar have been relocated to the SK Batu Hampar.

Others were from Hilir Perak (27 people), Manjung (24), Batu Gajah (24) and Bagan Datuk.

The downpour, which started at 2.30pm, caused the main irrigation system to overflow.

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