Wednesday, February 8

Flood victims at Bekenu community hall increase to 28

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APM Miri personnel monitoring the soil erosion at the riverbank of Kampung Bakam today.

MIRI (Oct 12): The number of flood victims housed at the temporary evacuation centre (PPS) at Bekenu community hall has increased to 28 people from eight families as this afternoon.

Miri/Subis Disaster Management Committee secretariat spokesperson Azuan Kamin said the PPS was housing 24 flood victims from six households from Kampung Jangalas and Kampung Dagang in Bekenu yesterday evening.

“The number of flood victims has increased to 28 people from eight households comprising nine men, seven women, four male senior citizens, three female senior citizens, three boys and two girls.

“Those who had just moved to the PPS are from Kampung Kawang,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the number of flood victims housed at Sepupok Niah community hall remained the same.

The two PPS have been opened since Monday after several villages in Bekenu and Niah in the Subis district were hit by floods on Sunday morning due to continuous overnight heavy rain.

As of this afternoon, the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee has identified 102 areas and 15 schools in Subis, Beluru and Telang Usan districts that have been hit by floods.

Nine roads and eight settlements in the three districts were also hit by landslides following continuous heavy rain since Saturday.

The Miri Civil Defence Force (APM) members had also conducted monitoring operation at the riverbank at Kampung Bakam here which had been affected by soil erosion on today.

The operation found the situation was still safe and under control with no untoward incident reported.