Flood situation in Sabah improves

BEAUFORT: The number of flood victims placed at the Selagon temporary relief centre has reduced to 134 people as of 8am today.

A report from the district's disaster operations command centre said the victims were from 46 families from Kampung Suasa, Bakalau, Bangkalalak, Lago and Berumbai.

A total of 90 of 224 victims were allowed to return home yesterday evening, many of whom were Kampung Bakalau folk after the flood situation at the village improved.

Only several villages such as Kampung Suasa, Bangkalalak, Beringin and Lawa, located at the downstream of Sungai Padas, were still reportedly inundated as of yesterday.

Flooding occurred at many villages in the district's low-lying areas since Thursday, including several access roads in Beaufort town due to overflowing of water from Sungai Padas.

The waters came after continuous heavy rain at the upstream area of the river in the rural area last week.

The relief centre was activated last Friday after floods worsened, affecting villages in the Lumadan constituency area.

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