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Flood deaths in Selangor, Pahang rise to 33

Twenty-four people have died in Selangor and nine in Pahang.

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The number of people who died in the massive floods in Selangor and Pahang had risen to 33 as of yesterday, compared to 27 the day before.

Selangor accounted for 24 of the deaths while nine fatalities were recorded in Pahang.

Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed said 14 bodies were found in Shah Alam, three each in Klang and Kajang, two in Sepang and one each in Kuala Selangor and Subang Jaya following the floods on Saturday.

Checks by Bernama at Hospital Shah Alam showed that the compound of the Forensics Department was relatively quiet as no relatives were there to claim the bodies.

In Pahang, there were two flood fatalities in Kuantan and seven in Bentong.

The deaths in Bentong involved water surge incidents at two places, including a resort where two bodies were found and one person is still missing.

In the other incident in Telemong, five bodies were recovered while another victim is still missing.

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