November 18

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Flash floods swallow roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur

Heavy rain in the city this evening caused flash floods on three major roads, namely Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Kuching.

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Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Service operations centre chief Samsol Maarif Saibani said the rain, which started at about 4pm, caused floods up to a depth of one metre at certain stretches of these roads.

“The fire and rescue service stationed 11 officers and personnel to face any eventuality. Traffic flow remains under control,” he said when contacted.

He also said that an uprooted tree in Sri Hartamas 1 blocked the main road from the city centre to the residential area.

“A diversion was created for the clearing work. The road was passable at about 6pm,” he added. – Bernama