Flood disaster in Malaysia: more than 125,000 people evacuated
Malaysian authorities announced that as a result of the flood disaster in the country, the homes of thousands of people in 7 states were flooded, and a total of more than 125,000 people had been evacuated since last December.
The National Disaster Management Authority said weeks of bad weather would continue until Tuesday. According to the statements made, the water level of the rivers in at least 5 states has risen dangerously.
According to the statement made by the Malaysian police on Facebook, at least 50 people died due to the flood. In Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country, citizens have to evacuate as a result of harsh weather conditions and monsoon floods, which are usually effective at the end of the year. Officials stated that they did not expect the flood disaster to last this long.
The state of Selangor, the financial center of the country, was one of the regions most affected by the flooding. According to official data, approximately 10 thousand people applied to aid centers in 5 states, while approximately 117 thousand 700 people have returned to their homes since mid-December.