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MALACCA, Feb 7, 2016:

The number of flood victims evacuated to the 13 relief centres in Malacca increased to 2,659 people involving 587 families as at 8am today.

State director of the Malaysian Civil Defence Department (JPAM), Lt-Col Effendy Ali said of the total, seven relief centres were opened in the district of Alor Gajah and three each in the districts of Melaka Tengah and Jasin.

“The number of victims evacuated to the Alor Gajah relief centre was 1,491, while the relief centre in Melaka Tengah has 1,078 victims and Jasin (90 victims),” he told Bernama when contacted here today.

He said that in the Alor Gajah district, the number of victims at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Belimbing Dalam relief centre was 552, Taman Seri Bayu Community Hall (492), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Pengkalan (328), Sekolah Kebangsaaan Ganun (59), Kampung Beringin Community Hall (34), Bukit Balai (18) and Bukit Tambun Community Hall (8).

In the district of Melaka Tengah there were 875 victims sheltered at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Munshi Abdullah, Masjidul Rahman Tanah Merah, Kerubong (118), and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kerubong (85), he said.

Effendy said 62 victims were sheltered at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Simpang Bekoh, Sekolah Kebangsaan Chohong (25) and Asahan Community Hall (3).

He said the JPAM and several security agencies provided assistance to evacuate the flood victims to the relief centres.

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