Almost 40,000 Malaysian flee homes due to continuous heavy rain and floods

Almost 40,000 people have been displaced due to torrential rain in Malaysia’s southern Johor state, bordering Singapore, according to official as reported by Reuter’s news agency.

The heavy floods have killed at least four people during the past week with severely affecting the southern state of Johor forcing 31,865 people fleeing to 209 flood relief centres that have been opened in Johor as of March 3, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).

According to media reports, besides the devastating scenario in Johor, the states of Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka in Peninsular Malaysia have also been severely affected by the floods

In Total, 44 flood relief centres were open as of Friday morning, accommodating some 3,000 victims across the three states.

In the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, 43 people have been evacuated to two flood relief centres.

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