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Friday, January 20, 2012

Villagers In Setiu Evacuated Due To Flash Floods, Malaysia

BESUT, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- A few villages in Jabi, Setiu, were hit by flash floods due to continuous heavy rain from last night which caused Sungai Tok Dor and Sungai Selasih to burst their banks around 5 am today.

Thirty people from Kampung Tok Dor and Kampung Renek were evacuated around 7 am to temporary shelters, including Sekolah Kebangsaan Anak Ikan and the Kampung Renek market, when their homes were flooded by between one and two metres.

Tok Dor village development and security committee chairman Zuhdi Ariffin, 48, when met by Bernama, said it was the third flood occurrence after the first in December last year and the second at the beginning of this year.

Other villages affected are Kampung Bukit Jerok, Kampung Tok Dalam and Kampung Umur.

He said the villagers were to have participated in a "gotong-royong" clean-up at the village mosque today, which inevitably had to be postponed. Read More