Segambut among areas hit by flash floods in KL after downpour (updated)


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  • Monday, 14 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy rains in the afternoon led to flash floods, landslides and fallen trees across the city on Monday (Oct 14).

The Fire and Rescue Department, in a statement, said that Segambut was among the places most affected.

There were reports of fallen trees and flash floods in Segambut Dalam, Taman Sri Segambut and Kampung Segambut Dalam.

Kampung Segambut, near Masjid Baru, was under a foot of water, said the statement.

Videos on social media showed vehicles submerged in water as residents took shelter from the rain.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh advised residents to plan their journey ahead.

"The rain today has caused this in Segambut. Reports are coming in all over Kuala Lumpur.

"Trees have fallen everywhere. Bomba and DBKL attending to it. Please plan your journey this evening," Yeoh said on Twitter.

Other areas affected by the flash floods were near Central Market and Kampung Sungai Penchala.

Reports also claimed that the downpour caused a landslide along Jalan Syed Putra that led to a 10m wall collapsing.

There have been no reports of injuries from the incidents so far, said the Fire and Rescue Department.

On Sunday (Oct 13), it was reported that eight families were forced to evacuate their homes after a retaining wall collapsed at a construction site of a residential project in Kampung Tengah, Ampang.

Five houses in the vicinity were damaged while a 14-year-old boy suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car that crashed due to the wall’s fallen debris.

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