Malaysia: worst flooding in a century

December 21, 2006 09:37


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Heavy rains and overflowing rivers have flooded hundreds of towns and villages in southern Malaysia, killing two people and displacing more than 60,000, officials said Thursday. The two deaths were the first since Sunday, when torrential downpours caused rivers and dams to overflow in the states of Johor, Malacca, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan. The floods have destroyed crops and cut off roads, power lines and rail services. Two men were found dead Thursday by an army rescue team in Johor, said Che Moin Umar, head of disaster management at the Civil Defense Department. He had no other details about the deaths and couldn't say if anyone has been injured. The Drainage and Irrigation Department has described the flooding as the worst in Johor in a century.

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