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Heavy rain triggers landslide, flash flood in Penang

— Incessant heavy rain for two days caused a landslide and flash flood in Penang.

Penang City Council (MBPP) Mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the landslide occurred at Bukit Bendera area on Oct 6.

In the island area, a total of 17 incidents of uprooted trees and fallen branches were reported and the clean-up work was underway, especially along the main roads involved, he told Bernama when contacted today.

Yew said people were encouraged to contact the MBPP 24-hour hotline at 04-2637637/04-2637000 to report on fallen tree incidents in their areas.

Meanwhile, Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) Mayor Datuk Rozali Mahmud said a flash flood, which struck at 7.30 pm yesterday, affected about five houses in Merbau Kudung in Seberang Perai Utara.

“For the incidents of uprooted trees and fallen branches, a total of 12 complaints were received, namely three cases in Seberang Perai Utara, three cases in Seberang Perai Tengah and six cases in Seberang Perai Selatan,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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