Selangor floods: Seven confirmed dead, one still missing

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The Selangor Fire and Rescue Department today confirmed that seven people have died from the floods in the state while one victim has been missing since Saturday.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said from the total, three were drowning victims while another was found dead in the compound of a house in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam.

“In Taman Sri Muda, firefighters found the first drowning victim on Saturday and two others yesterday. Today, the body of a 40-year-old woman, believed to be Indonesian, was discovered,” he said in a press conference at the department’s disaster operations command centre in Taman Sri Muda.

Also present was the department’s operations and rescue division director Datuk Nor Hisham Mohammad.

Norazam added that the bodies of two men, believed to be drowning victims, were retrieved in Dengkil, Sepang, yesterday.

He said both victims were unrelated. Their identities have yet to be ascertained.

“One was a trailer driver, who was found in Desa Coalfields in Kuala Selangor.

“The other was reported missing in Sungai Pinang, Klang. He was believed to have fallen into a ditch,” he said. – NST