Seven states in Malaysia were hit by floods today, with thousands forced to flee their homes, bringing the number of people affected by torrential rains to 125,000 in the past two weeks, according to the Malaysian National Disaster Management Center. .
The same service, in a statement, said that the citizens of Kelandan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Cebilan and Saba have also been affected by the floods, while 8,727 people have taken refuge in 128 aid centers.
A total of 125,490 people have been displaced by the floods nationwide, of whom 117,700 have returned to their homes.
Floods are common on the east coast during the Malaysian monsoon season between October and March, but unprecedented heavy rains began on December 17, causing thousands to flee their homes while testing their resilience. . emergency services.
Fifty people have died in the floods, while two are still missing, according to a police Twitter post cited by Inspector General Akril Sani Abdullah Sani.