Flash floods force 402 to evacuate in Maran


Flash floods early today forced the evacuation of 402 people from 103 families to six relief centres in the district of Maran.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Col (PA) Zainal Yusof said 219 people were evacuated to a relief centre in Kampung Baru Sungai Chedung, 86 to the As Syakirin Mosque, 40 to the surau in Taman Sri Chedung, 27 to the surau in Taman Maran Jaya, 23 to a community hall in Kampung Berkat and seven to the surau in Kampung Bintang.

He said the floods were caused by heavy rain for several hours last night.

The weather improved this morning, but the sky was overcast, he added.