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Flood situation worsens in Malaysia's east coast

Published on Dec 6, 2013 4:28 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - The flood situation in the east coast of the peninsula worsened on Friday afternoon, even as the number of evacuees climbed to 42,626, up from 37,136 the day before.

According to national news agency Bernama, Pahang bore the brunt of the monsoon with people heading to relief centres in eight districts.

Kuantan saw the most people displaced, while smaller numbers were reported in Pekan, Rompin, Maran, Jerantut, Lipis, Temerloh and Bera.

A state police spokesman told Bernama that several main roads were remain closed as water levels reached up to a metre.

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