Shops, schools hit by flash flood


LAHAD DATU: Heavy rain at noon yesterday flooded businesses and schools in Jalan Segama.

Vehicles passing through the flooded road

According to a resident at the Public Works Department (PWD) hostel, the rain started at 1pm and within an hour, the Segama main road area flooded with up to two feet of water, adding that the floodwater on the road receded about two hours later.

Drivers were seen driving their vehicles past the water area with caution.

Residents also urged the government to look into the flood prone residential areas.

Many vehicles were also stuck along Segama road which was apparently caused by water flowing from a nearby construction project.