Bomba rescues elderly couple from Skudai house hit by flash floods


JOHOR BARU: An elderly couple who were trapped in their Skudai house due to flash floods was rescued by the Fire and Rescue Department and taken to a flood relief centre.

Skudai Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Mohd Riduan Akhyar said they received an emergency call at 4.36pm Saturday (April 17) about the trapped couple.

"Floodwaters rose after continuous rain since noon, trapping the 80-year-old man and his wife, 70, in their house at Kampung Laut Batu 9 1/2.

"We sent 14 firemen to rescue the couple using a boat and brought them to the Kampung Melayu Batu 10 flood relief centre," he said.

Meanwhile, in Jalan Sentral 24, Taman Nusa Sentral, three men in their vehicles were also caught in floodwaters at around 2pm on Saturday.

Iskandar Puteri Fire and Rescue Department operating commander Mohd Anuar Mohd Amdzah said eight firemen helped to rescue the men from their vehicles by 3.30pm.

Johor Baru is experiencing clear skies on Sunday (April 18).

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