Malaysia: 50 dead from floods that hit 7 states

Seven states in Malaysia were hit by floods today, with thousands forced to flee their homes, bringing the total number of people affected by torrential rains in the past two weeks to 125.000, according to the Malaysian National Disaster Management Center. .

The same agency said in a statement that the states of Kelandan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sebilan and Saba had also been affected by the floods, with 8.727 people sheltered in 128 aid centers.

A total of 125.490 people have been displaced by the floods nationwide, of whom 117.700 have returned to their homes.

Floods are common on the east coast of Malaysia during the annual monsoon season between October and March, but unprecedented heavy rains began on December 17, causing thousands to flee their homes as endurance tests were carried out. emergency services.

Fifty people have died in the floods, while two are still missing, according to a police Twitter post cited by Inspector General Akril Sani Abdullah Sani.


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