Overnight floods force 53 out of homes in Sarawak

Desmond Davidson

Fire and Rescue and Civil Defence personnel help move families out of flooded homes to safety, in Taman Desa Wira on Kuching city outskirts, Sarawak, late yesterday night. – The Malaysian Insight pic, January 13, 2021.

FLOODWATERS resulting from continuous heavy rain sent 53 people in Sarawak out of their homes into relief centres in the wee hours of today.
The state disaster management committee said 21 of them, from six households in Kg Betong Kenawit if Serian, some 66km from Kuching sought shelter in the village’s community hall.

Fire and Rescue and Civil Defence personnel were deployed to evacuate the other 32 people in Taman Desa Wira on the city outskirts.

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