Flash floods hit several areas of Melaka Tengah

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MELAKA: Several areas in Melaka Tengah have been hit by flash floods after heavy rain since 6.30am Thursday (June 23), causing water from nearby rivers and streams to overflow into houses in low-lying areas.

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The Malaysia Civil Defence Force said among the affected areas were Taman Rambai Indah, Taman Rambai Utama, Taman Rambai Jaya and Tanjung Minyak.

“Apart from that, other areas also hit by flash floods are Kampung Pengkalan Rama Pantai, Rumah Awam Pantai Peringgit, Taman Desa Molek and Kampung Padang Bukit Lintang.

“However, as of 8am, no evacuation centre has been opened,” it said in a statement.

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Meanwhile, the Melaka Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department evacuated six members of a family, including a cancer patient, after their house in Jalan Bukit Senjuang was inundated.

A spokesman said the department received an emergency call at about 7am and a team of firefighters from the Padang Temu Fire and Rescue Station were deployed to the location.

“All the victims were evacuated and placed at a neighbour’s house,” he said.-BERNAMA