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37 dead and 10 people unaccounted for after floods in Malaysia

  • The abundant rainfall of a week ago continues to affect large areas of the Asian country

At least 37 people have died and 10 remain missing in the worst floods in a century that Malaysia has experienced the authorities reported Thursday. The Police indicated that more than 68,000 remain evacuated in the centers authorized by the authorities, collects the public agency Bernama, a week after the copious rains that affected seven regions of the Asian country, including Kuala Lumpur.

The water level continues to decline since the heavy rainfall, mainly between Friday and Saturday, which allows the authorities better access to the areas most devastated and recover the corpses of the victims. However, there are still 23 locations with “an alarming water level”, many of them close to river beds, Police Inspector General Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said today. “Relevant agencies have said that the water is almost overflowing (the rivers) and that there could be a possibility of more flooding in the coming days ”, added the policeman, collects Bernama.

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According to the officials, part of the state of Pahang, in the south of the country, is still with some access roads cut off; while the state of Selangor, also the southern part of the Malaysian Peninsula, is another of the most affected by the climate disaster. Heavy rains have been described as the worst in the last 100 years , although there are fears that they will be repeated in the future due to climate change. Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Sunday $ 23 million (about € 21 million) in aid to repair homes and infrastructure damaged by floods.

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