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Perak: 80 flood victims still at two centres

Last Update: 09/06/2019

IPOH, June 9 (Bernama) -- Eighty flood victims in the Hilir Perak and Kampar districts are still housed at two flood relief centres tonight.

A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said that 66 people from 16 families mostly from Kampung Batu 7 ½, Teluk Intan were housed at the flood relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Changkat Jong as of 9 pm. 

‘’Meanwhile, 14 people from two families from Kampung Cabang Dua in the Kampar district are still housed at the Kampung Kuala Dipang Community Hall relief centre,’’ he said.

He said that floods in Hilir Perak involving Kampung Batu 7 ½, Kampung Batu 8 and Kampung Batu 9 were caused by heavy rains on Friday.

He said that floods in Kampung Batu 8 and Kampung Batu 9 had begun to recede allowing evacuated residents to return home this morning.

However, affected residents in the Kampar district were not allowed to return home until they were given the green light by the authorities.



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