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LAST_UPDATESun, 22 Jul 2018 9pm

More People Evacuated In Mersing, Segamat

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JOHOR BHARU: More people have been evacuated to flood relief shelters (FRCs) in Segamat and Mersing.

The total number of evacuees stood at 527 people this morning as compared to 160 people last night. Two new FRCs were opened in Mersing.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat in a statement here said 430 people from 106 families were now in five FRCs in Mersing while 97 people from 20 families are at four FRCs in Segamat.

He said Jalan Telok Arong in Mersing was not passable due to a landslide and that the authorities were rectifying the situation.

Motorists heading to Mersing-Endau can use Jalan Tanjung Resang-Jalan Mersing or Endau-Jalan Air Papan as alternatives.

In PAHANG, Raub was again hit by floods. The number of evacuees in the state rose to 1,452 people as at 9am as compared to 1,290 people last night.

Pahang Civil Defence Force director Kol (PA) Zainal Yusof said they are at 14 FRC in three districts, the others being Pekan and Rompin.

Pekan still has the highest number of evacuees at 1,210 people in 10 FRCs, as compared to 1,165 people last night while in Rompin, 239 people are in three FRCs (125 people last night).

Three evacuees are being sheltered at Masjid Jamek Kuala Semantan in Raub.

- Bernama