KUALA LUMPUR (dpa) – Malaysia’s weather bureau on Wednesday warned of more rains in areas devastated by floods in recent weeks, as the government rushed aids to hundreds of thousands of victims.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department said “monsoonal rains with strong winds are expected to occur over the states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor and Sabah from Wednesday until Friday.
Aid organisations have been rushing supplies to the more than 250,000 people displaced by the most severe floods to hit the country in decades.
Rescuers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of two Nepalese workers buried by a landslide in the state of Kelantan, bringing to 25 the confirmed death toll from the disaster, according to the police.
Monsoon rains started around three weeks ago, pounding the coastal states with high tides, forcing people to flee their homes and seek shelter in schools or stadiums.