BALING, Nov 7, 2015:

Flood waters have inundated 10 villages here forcing the evacuation of 349 victims from 87 families to six relief centres, according to the Social Welfare Department today.

“The victims are being housed at Dewan Batu 48, Kompleks Belia dan Sukan Batu 42, Dewan Banggol Derum, Tadika Gua Reban, Dewan Charuk Syikin and Dewan Kampung Jenalik,” its officer Syamsul Izrin Isahak told Bernama when contacted.

Among the 10 affected villages are Kampung Chenderai, Kampung Batu 8, Kampung Lahar, Kampung Banggol Derum, Kampung Tanjung Merbok and Kampung Jenalik.

Meanwhile, district Fire and Rescue Department chief Mohd Naim Mat Jaafar said the operation to evacuate the victims began around 9pm.

He said the operation was carried out with the cooperation of the police, Civil Defence Department, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and Social Welfare Department.

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