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Flash Floods Hit 3 Villages In Bentong

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KUANTAN – Eleven houses in three villages in Pelangai, Bentong, were flooded to a depth of 0.5 metres following torrential rain overnight.

Bentong Civil Defence Force officer Lt (PA) Mohd Zulkhairi Adek Awang said the affected villages were Kampung Tengah Manchis, Kampung Semerting and Kampung Hayat.

“Three families from Kampung Semerting and Kampung Hayat were relocated at 3 am after their houses were struck by the floodwaters. However, they were allowed to return to their homes at 9.30 am,” he told Bernama here today.

A bridge in Kampung Hayat collapsed due to the strong current of Sungai Semerting.

Although the water level had dropped, Mohd Zulkhairi advised the residents to be prepared for evacuation if need be, and to keep their belongings in a safe place. – BERNAMA


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