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Earth News: Malaysia
Photo: A flood relief volunteer waits on the porch of a flooded house near Sri Medan, in southern Johor state.
Jan 25, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia has issued its highest "red stage" rain warning for the southern state of Johor, triggering fears of a third wave of flooding after weeks of chaos caused by torrential downpours.
The floods, the worst in a century, have claimed 17 lives and caused damage worth 350 million ringgit (100 million dollars) to infrastructure in the south. The private sector has reportedly estimated economic losses at 2.4 billion ringgit.

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