JERANTUT – The operation to evacuate 102 tourists from the flood relief centre at SM Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Kuala Tahan yesterday afternoon has been postponed to later today due to bad weather.
Jerantut district officer Ali Syahbana Shahabuddin said the advance team rescued the tourists stranded at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort by boat to the relief centre.
“Three helicopters from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), the Fire and Rescue Department and a private one were ready to evacuate the tourists.
“However, the rain and fog forced us to cancel the operation for safety reasons,” he told a press conference, here.
The 102 comprised of local and foreign tourists from Dernmark, France, Sweden, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Czech Republic. – Bernama