Several areas in Melaka hit by flash floods following storm

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MELAKA: A storm accompanied by heavy rain yesterday evening caused flash floods and trees to be uprooted at several places in Melaka.

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State civil defence force (APM) director Kamarulsyah Muslim said the floods affected several residential areas and vehicles too were damaged by fallen trees. However, no casualties were reported.

“Four housing areas in Durian Tunggal, Alor Gajah were flooded after a nearby river overflowed but no relief centre was opened,” he said when contacted.

“The five families who were affected took shelter at nearby community halls until the situation was under control,“ he said adding that the flood-hit areas were Kampung Gadek, Kampung Bukit Tambun, Kampung Punggur and Kampung Bukit Balai.

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Meanwhile, a state fire and rescue department (JBPM) spokesman said it received three reports of vehicles hit by fallen trees around the Melaka Tengah district.

However, no injuries were reported as the victims managed to escape to safety.–FMT


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