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Malaysia mobilises military forces to help flood-hit people


Malaysia’s military forces on November 5 were deployed to assist flood-hit residents in the northern state of Penang (Photo: www.nst.com.my)

Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysia’s military forces on November 5 were deployed to assist flood-hit residents in the northern state of Penang.

According to Malaysian officials, wide-ranged floods caused by downpours and strong winds hit about 80 percent of Penang state. At least 2,000 people had been evacuated.

Floodwater had risen to 3-4 metres in many areas and more rains were expected.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi instructed the National Security Council to work with police and military forces to help flood victims after a request for assistance from Penang.

Hundreds of trees were toppled and roads were submerged, leaving many areas isolated.

At least two people had been killed, Malaysian news agency Bernama reported.-VNA

Nguồn: VietnamPlus

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