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50,000 Malaysians displaced in second wave of flooding

Earth News: Malaysia
Jan 13, 2007
AYER HITAM, Malaysia (AFP) - Severe flooding in Malaysia's south has forced more than 50,000 people to flee their homes.
"Our latest figure shows that 50,172 people have been evacuated so far," said Che Moin Umar, chief of the Crisis and Disaster Management Directorate.
The new figures are more than double the 20,051 evacuees reported late Friday, as a second wave of flooding struck the region.
"It is a lot more today because the rain has not stopped and the volume is also quite
high," Che Moin told AFP Saturday.
Photo Above: Villagers ride a motorcycle through flood waters at a flooded village outside Ayer Hitam.
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