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Storm Damages 80 Houses Near Sik, Kedah

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SIK – About 80 houses involving 300 people were damaged by a rainstorm in five sectors in Bandar Baru Bris Jaya near here at about 4.30 pm yesterday.

Jeneri State Assemblyman Mahadzir Abdul Hamid, who is also Yayasan Jariah Malaysia chairman, said the five sectors were Sungai Batang, Kuala Sungai Batang, Batu Seketul, Ternas and Charuk Tualang.

“I am thankful that no one was hurt in the rainstorm. Some of the affected houses were badly damaged. A survey is being conducted so that appropriate help can be given to the victims,” he told Bernama after visiting the victims together with several agencies including the Social Welfare Department Malaysia here today.

Mahadzir, who is also 1Malaysia Volunteer Brigade director, said the roof of one house in the Batu Seketul was so badly damaged that it could not be occupied. – BERNAMA

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