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Flood situation on Malaysia's east coast worsens

Updated: 2013-12-06 16:53
( Xinhua)

Flood situation on Malaysia's east coast worsens

A bumper car is seen in floodwaters at a fun fair in Chenor, between the border state of Pahang and Terengganu, 300km (186 miles) outside Kuala Lumpur, Dec 6, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

KUALA LUMPUR - The flood situation on the east coast of Malaysia has worsened with the number of victims evacuated to the relief centres reaching 42,626 Friday.

The northeastern state of Pahang was the worst affected with 34, 235 evacuees staying at the relief centres in eight districts.

A spokeman for the flood operations room at the state police contingent headquarters said several main roads in Pahang were still closed to traffic after they were inundated more than a metre below.

In the northeastern state of Terengganu, the number of flood victims remained at 6,052 from 1,559 families Thursday night.  

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Shahidan Kassim, who is in charge of the National Security Council, said that rescue operations went into full swing.

The National Weather Forecast Centre of the Meteorological Department said it would take a few days for the flood waters to subside as the tide was now at its peak of about 4.5 meter high.

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