More than 100 vehicles stranded in KL flash floods
Published:  May 12, 2016 3:59 PM
Updated: May 13, 2016 3:34 AM

More than 100 vehicles were stranded in flash floods across Kuala Lumpur this evening.

Among the worst hit areas were near Jalan Duta and the entrance of Universiti Malaya.

According to a Fire and Rescue Department report, some 20 personnel were deployed to Jalan Duta where more than 100 vehicles were stranded.

A further 13 personnel were also deployed to Universiti Malaya’s entrance where at least 15 vehicles were stranded.

“Eleven victims were rescued. An elderly woman also faced breathing difficulties,” it said.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that four roads in total were affected by the flash floods, namely Jalan Bangsar, Jalan Semantan, Jalan Pantai Bharu and Jalan Pudu.

“A heavy downpour started this evening, causing roads to be flooded as deep as a metre.

“The Fire and Rescue Department deployed 28 personnel and officers to deal with any eventualities,” Fire and Rescue operations centre chief Samsul Maarif Saibani was quoted as saying.

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