Printed on Mon May 16 2022 8:09:41 AM

More than 22,000 people displaced by floods in Malaysia

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Torrential rains in Malaysia have caused flooding that has driven more than 22,000 people from their homes, closed dozens of roads, and disrupted shipping, authorities said.

At the end of the year, storms and floods are very common in the tropical Southeast Asian country. Due to the monsoon flood situation, people have to leave their homes and take shelter safely.

Heavy rains since Friday have led to flash floods. Many areas are being flooded and roads are closed.

According to the official website, the floods affected about 22,000 people in eight states and territories. Of these, more than 10,000 people are residents in the central state of Pahang.

More than 5,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Selangor, the country's richest state. The state is located around the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was shocked by the terrible flood situation there.

According to the government website, water levels in six central and northeastern states have crossed dangerous levels since Sunday morning.

Dozens of bus routes and train services to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have been canceled. The worst flood situation in the country was seen in 2014.

At that time 1 lakh 18 thousand people were forced to flee their homes.

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