Sipitang flood: All flood victims allowed to return home


SIPITANG: All the 32 evacuated flood victims from 11 households had been allowed to return to their respective houses on Sunday (May 22).

The Sabah State Disaster Management Committee in a press release on Sunday stated the flood evacuation centre arrange at Dewan Mini Mesapol, right here, for the victims late on Saturday (May 21) night was thus closed on Sunday night.

“The native authorities discovered that the flood within the affected space has receded and the evacuees had been then despatched again to their respective houses,” it added.

Continuous heavy rain since final Friday (May 20) prompted the water ranges in Sungai Mengalong and Sungai Lukutan to rise quick and overflow, inflicting 17 villages to be inundated.

Sipitang is an inside space, about 144 kilometres south of Kota Kinabalu, and bordering Sarawak. – Bernama

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