Floods: 45 students, staff and family of 12 rescued in Negri Sembilan

SEREMBAN: The Fire and Rescue Department rescued 45 people comprising students and staff who were trapped in the GiatMARA building due to floods in Jalan Pantai, near Empangan Terip, on Thursday (Dec 8) evening.

Seremban Fire and Rescue station chief Mohammad Idris said the heavy rain since 3pm today had caused a 0.6m-high flood in the area.

“A lorry was used to ferry all victims out of the area and they were returned to their respective homes,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Meanwhile, Mohammad said a flash flood happened in Kampung Mayor near here involving 12 people from one family.

He said the fire department received an emergency fall regarding the incident at 3.50pm.

“The victims were five men and five women as well as a disabled man and woman who are all in a safe condition and have been transferred to a relief centre (PPS) at the Dewan Orang Ramai Pantai until the flood recedes,” he added. – Bernama