Disasters & Accidents

At least 21,000 evacuated due to floods in Malaysia

Bangkok, Dec 19 (EFE).- Over 21,000 people have been evacuated due to floods and heavy rain in several Malaysian states over the past few days, the National Agency for Disaster Prevention said on Sunday.

Many roads have been cut off and thousands have been trapped in their homes and vehicles due to flooding in Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka, as well as in parts of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Floods and rain have also affected some terminals in Klang, the country’s largest port, according to Channel News Asia.

Twenty-three million dollars were allocated to help Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob repair homes and infrastructure damaged by floods, the premier announced on Sunday.

More than 66,000 members of the security forces, soldiers and firefighters have been working to rescue the people trapped by the floods, which forced at least 15,000 out of their homes in Selangor.

The national Department of Meteorology said on Sunday that heavy rains continue in the country.

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