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Natural disaster victims still at centre

5:18pm 19/12/2015 Ann Vivien 2 views Current Issue,National
Flood in labuan

Flood in labuan

LABUAN: All the 29 flood and landslide victims from four families are still at the temporary relief centre at Layang-Layangan Fire
Station’s hall as of Saturday.

Labuan Fire and Rescue director Zainal Madasin said the relief centre would remain open until the weather condition returns to normal.

“It will be operational until the situation allows the victims to return home,” he told Bernama.

He said floodwaters had started receding in certain parts of several villages, hours after they experienced three days of continuous downpour.

“However, their houses are still flooded with mud and need to be cleaned up before they can move in back to their house,” he said.

Labuan Parliamentary Constituency Community Service Office chief Basran Yunus confirmed that 16 houses in 11 villages were affected by the flood.

The villages are Kg Lubok Temiang with one house affected, Sungai Lada (two), Belukut (two), Sungai Buton (two), Rancha-Rancha (three), Merinding (one), Sungai Labu (one), Sg Bangat (one), Bukit Kuda (one), Gersik (one) and one house in Kg Kilan.

Basran also said landslides also occurred on Friday in four villages namely Kg Lubok Temiang, Sungai Bedaun, Belukut and Bebuloh Darat.

He said immediate assistance would be channelled to the victims with a minimum of RM300 to RM1,000 to each family and the fund comes from the Parliament office and Yayasan Wilayah.

“We have received reports on the number of affected houses in 11 villages. We are ascertaining suitable assistance for them, including materials to repair their houses, which will be channelled immediately,” he said.

He said other agencies which were also providing aid to the victims were Labuan Corporation, Social Welfare Department and Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP).- BERNAMA

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