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Storm Damages 50 Premises In Bentong

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KUANTAN – Fifty premises including 46 houses in Felda Chemomoi and Felda Kemansul, Bentong, were damaged after being hit by a storm yesterday evening.

Pahang Civil Defence Force (APM) director Zainal Yusoff said heavy rain and a storm occurred for about five to 10 minutes at about 5.45pm.

“A total of 50 premises comprising 46 houses, a school, two shops and the Chemomoi Felda office in the two areas were affected by the storm but no injuries were reported,” he told Bernama here today.

Despite the damages on the houses, nobody was evacuated to any relief centre and the loss incurred was still under investigation, said Zainal who is also Secretary of the State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat.

In the meantime Zainal said work on the damaged roof and clearing of the area were being conducted by several government agencies including APM, police and the local residents.

The initial disaster assistance to victims will be distributed by the Social Welfare Department to lessen the burden of those affected. – BERNAMA


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