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23 Villages, 300 Residents Affected By Flash Flood In Baling

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BALING – A total of 300 residents from 23 villages in Baling district were affected by flash flood due to the rising water level at Sungai Ketil following heavy rain since yesterday afternoon.

Baling district Welfare officer Shamsul Izrin Isahak said the affected 148 houses near the river bank were in Kampung Bongor, Kampung Banggol Lahar, Kampung Bendang Sera and Kampung Banggol Lada, among others.

“However the situation improved by 11 am today while the flood victims have began cleaning their houses in view of the sunny weather,” he told Bernama here today.

Shamsul Izrin said no relief centres were open but several families were moved temporarily to higher grounds until the flood water receded.

Food aid was also distributed to the victims by the Baling Member of Parliament Office since this morning, he added. – BERNAMA


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