Seven states in Malaysia were hit by floods, and thousands of people were evacuated, bringing the total affected by torrential rains in the past two weeks to more than 125,000 people, the Malaysian National Disaster Management Agency said.
The agency said in a statement: “The states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Nigeria Sembilan, and Sabah – are still affected by floods, and that 8,727 people are sheltering in 128 relief centers.”
And added that a total of 125,490 people were affected by the floods nationwide.
Floods are common on Malaysia’s east coast during the annual monsoon season between October and March of each year, but the unusually heavy rain that began on December 17 has displaced thousands and strained Malaysian emergency services.
In turn, the Malaysian police reported: 50 people died in the floods, and two are still missing.