News: Six senior citizens evacuated from floods in Selayang

The Star, 27 Nov 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Six senior citizens were evacuated Tuesday night after they were trapped at their house in Selayang near here by flash floods, following a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said, a group of firemen, two engines and a lifeboat were deployed to carry out the rescue at 7.45pm.

He said the flash floods also affected Kampung Nakhoda, Kampung Laksamana and Ulu Yam Baru.

“The water level was reported to have exceeded 1.5m but it showed signs of receding,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Mohd Sani said the total number of victims involved in the three areas had yet to be ascertained.