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Several areas in Ampang hit by flash floods



KUALA LUMPUR: Several areas in Ampang here were hit by flash floods following heavy rain lasting more than one hour late Monday (Nov 22) afternoon.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said the affected areas include Jalan Hillview, Kampung Lembah Jaya Utara and Lembah Jaya Selatan, which were inundated by 1.5m of water that overflowed from a nearby drain.

“The Department rescued three victims in Kampung Lembah Jaya Utara and Lembah Jaya Selatan while other areas did not involve any victims,” he said, adding that they would be on standby if there was a need to evacuate affected victims.

Meanwhile, Norazam said 11 victims were stranded in a hut by Sungai Pinang in Batang Kali due to a water surge incident that occurred at 7.40pm.

“Rescue work is being carried out,” he added. – Bernama





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