Number of flood victims in Perak increases to 141

Number of flood victims in Perak increases to 141

IPOH: A total of 141 people from 34 families affected by flood following heavy rain in two districts in Perak are still housed at two flood relief centres as of 9 pm tonight.

Perak’s Civil Defence Forces (APM) deputy director Zairil Anuar Zulmuji said the number of flood victims in Hilir Perak district had increased to 127 people from 32 families as of 9 pm, compared to 100 people from 25 families at 2.30 pm.

He said all residents affected by the disaster were housed at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan.

“Heavy rain in the afternoon caused the water to rise to about four feet or 1.12 metres. However, the weather is improving tonight,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Floods in Hilir Perak district that started yesterday affected three villages, namely, Kampung Batu 7 1/2; Kampung Batu 8 and Kampung Batu 9.

Meanwhile, Zairil Anuar said the number of flood victims in Kampar district as of 9 pm remained the same with 14 victims from two families.

All victims from Kampung Cabang Dua, Kuala Dipang were placed at the Kampung Kuala Dipang community hall.

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