Facebook Twitter Google Plus Vimeo Youtube Feed Feedburner

ROS LBoard 1

Nine flood victims rescued in Kajang

December 2, 2011

They were trapped at home as the water level rose very fast.

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine people including three senior citizens were plucked to safety after their houses in Kajang were flooded after heavy rainfall this afternoon.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Mohamad Sani Harul said the victims were trapped at home as the water level rose very fast.

“All the victims were from Kampung Sg Kantan and Jalan Kelapa. Several areas in Kajang were hit by flash floods at about 4pm,” he said when contacted.

The areas were Semenyih town, near the road to Bangi Lama, Kajang wet market, Jalan Jeluk, Sungai Kantan, Jalan Semenyih and Jalan Kelapa.

Sani said at Kampung Sg Kantan, the water rose as high as 1.5 metres while in other places it reached until the thigh.

The Fire Department received a call at about 3.51pm and arrived at the scene 10 minutes later with 14 men and officers from Kajang and Cheras fire stations.

“The flood recedes about two hours later leaving a trail of damaged cars and motorcycles,” he added.

– Bernama


Readers are required to have a valid Facebook account to comment on this story. We welcome your opinions to allow a healthy debate. We want our readers to be responsible while commenting and to consider how their views could be received by others. Please be polite and do not use swear words or crude or sexual language or defamatory words. FMT also holds the right to remove comments that violate the letter or spirit of the general commenting rules.

The views expressed in the contents are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of FMT.