Last flood relief centre in Sabah deactivated

Authorities handling the process of sending off villagers from the last remaining shelter at Dewan DSP Mohd Dun Banir in Beaufort back to their homes.

KOTA KINABALU: The last flood shelter in Sabah at the Beaufort district was deactivated at 2.15pm Saturday (Jan 23), as the remaining evacuees were allowed to return home.

The 52 flood victims housed at Dewan DSP Mohd Dun Banir relief centre were allowed to go back as the situation is safe and has returned to normal at their villages, according to the state disaster management committee secretariat.

Earlier, the sole remaining shelter in Kota Belud - Dewan Kg Song-Song - was also closed with 42 villagers returning to their own houses.

Sabah was hit with bad weather early last week, where continuous downpour coupled with the high tide phenomenon saw villages inundated, landslides as well as damage to roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Two major incidents occurred during the natural disaster. In Pitas, a bridge collapsed, disconnecting access to seven villages, where food assistance was rendered to them via helicopter.

The second incident was the collapse of a parking lot in hilly Kundasang, located in the vicinity of the Kinabalu National Park.

Prior to that, the parking area had already been cordoned off due to soil movements last year.

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