Pythons and floods keeping Melaka Bomba busy


MELAKA: A python has been caught in the aftermath of flash floods that hit several parts of the state on Thursday (June 23).

A Melaka Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the 4m-long reptile, which devoured three chickens at Ayer Molek here, was captured on Saturday (June 25) morning.

The spokesman said firefighters also responded to another emergency call when a one-metre long python was spotted outside a shop at Taman Rambai Jaya here Saturday.

Meanwhile, several villages here are still submerged although water levels have receded in other areas.

"There was a call to rescue three women trapped in their home due to floods at Masjid Tanah here," said the spokesman.

On Thursday (June 23), 16 areas in Melaka Tengah and one in Jasin were affected by floods.

In Melaka Tengah, the areas impacted were Taman Rambai Indah, Gedung Lalang, Pinang A, Pokok Mangga, Klebang Besar, Pulau Gadong, Taman Bukit Rambai, Taman Rambai Utama; Taman Rambai Jaya, Tanjung Minyak, Pengkalan Rama Pantai, Pantai Peringgit public housing, Taman Desa Molek and Padang Bukit Lintang.

In Jasin, Serkam was the only location hit by the floods.

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