Flash floods: Firemen rescue 10 victims stranded in Taiping

IPOH: Ten flash flood victims in the Taman Seri Kota residential area in Taiping were relocated to a nearby hall after their homes were affected by fast-rising water levels.

A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said they received a call at 6pm Sunday (Aug 28) before a team from the Taiping Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) as well as the BBP in Kamunting, Batu Kurau and Bagan Serai were dispatched to the scene of the incident.

He said all the victims, comprising four adult men and six children, were temporarily moved to Dewan Air Kuning while waiting for the flood to recede.

“When firemen arrived at the scene of the incident, flash floods had already swept into parts of the residential areas.

“Monitoring of the flood situation still being carried out,” he said in a statement. – Bernama