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The flood situation in Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Perak and Johor continued to worsen with close to 50,000 people having been evacuated to relief centres Friday (Jan 8) morning.

In PAHANG, the number of evacuees has risen to 27,073 from 7,278 families who were housed at 275 temporary relief centres in nine districts, with Temerloh recording a significant increase.

According to the Social Welfare Department’s Info Bencana portal, Temerloh had the highest number of evacuees, at 9,998, followed by Maran (4,192), Lipis (2,528), Kuantan (2,334), Jerantut (2,069), Raub (2,006), Pekan (1,689), Bera (1,255) and Rompin (1,002).

Anih Bhd, the concessionaire of East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1), in a statement, said another section of LPT1, namely KM126.3 (Chenor-Temerloh) was closed at 2.30am Friday due to floods while KM113 and KM115 (Lanchang-Temerloh) were still impassable to vehicles.

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