Malaysia Floods: Malaysia is facing severe floods. Due to heavy rains and floods in the country, the life of the people has been disturbed. More than 22,000 people were evacuated from flood-hit areas across Malaysia on Sunday. Rivers have come in spate due to heavy rain since Friday, inundating many urban areas. Due to the severe floods, roads have been broken at many places, due to which thousands of vehicles are stuck.
Thousands homeless due to floods in Malaysia
According to data recorded on an official Malaysian government website, about 22,000 flood victims in eight states and territories have been relocated. Out of which more than 10,000 people were from the central state of Pahang. More than 5000 people from Selangor, considered to be the richest state of the country, have left their homes due to the floods. Selangor is close to the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.
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Malaysian PM expressed concern over floods
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yakob has expressed concern about the severe floods and has given guidelines regarding relief and rescue work. “The flood situation in Selangor is very worrying. Selangor rarely gets flooded during the monsoon season,” he told a press conference late on Saturday. A government website showed flood waters exceeding alarming levels in six central and northeastern states on Sunday morning.
Dozens of roadways in and around the Malaysian capital have been canceled and train services to the port city of Klang have been suspended for the time being. While the rain has slowed down in some areas, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain to continue in some areas of Pahang.