Death toll rises after massive floods

At least 14 people have died and tens of thousands are displaced following one of the worst floods Malaysia has seen in decades.

Three days of massive torrential rain over the weekend caused severe flooding in eight states, partially submerging towns and villages in water.

The government has come under fierce criticism over its delayed response.

Several people have been reported missing, and there’s been mounting fears that the death toll will rise sharply.

As of Monday, an estimated 51,000 people had been evacuated from their homes. Most of them were from Pahang on the eastern coast of Malaysia, one of the worst-hit states.

Selangor, the prosperous and densely populated state where the capital city Kualar Lumpur is located, was also severely affected.

Images circulating online showed parts of downtown Kualar Lumpur submerged over the weekend, in water levels that has not been seen in a massive flood in 1971.


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