Friday, September 24, 2021

3 dead, 3 missing in Kedah flood

The flood occurred after an upstream rush of water yesterday evening.

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Three victims were found dead in several locations around the Gunung Jerai area in Yan, which was hit by a flood following an upstream rush of water on Wednesday.

Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said as of 1am today, three more victims were believed to be missing in an area in Titi Hayun.

“All three found dead were males, with one of them identified as having died in the landslide while on the way up to Gunung Jerai,” he said, adding that the victim was one Shahruzi Mohamad, aged 53.

“His body has been brought down and the (search and rescue) operation will be continued,” he said on WhatsApp early today.

He said the search and rescue operation would resume at 7am today.

In the incident which occurred at about 5pm yesterday, the locations which were inundated following the upstream rush of water included areas at the foot of the mountain and those near rivers, namely Perigi, Teroi Bukit, Singkir, Kampung Permatang Keramat, Kampung Lubuk Boi, Pekan Yan Besar, Titi Teras, Kampung Acheh and Kampung Setoi.

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