• Short Summary

    A state of emergency has been declared in Malaysia following floods which have driven a reported 100,000 people from their homes.

  • Description

    A state of emergency has been declared in Malaysia following floods which have driven a reported 100,000 people from their homes. At least 30 people have died.

    Seven towns in the East Coast State of Pahang with a combined population of nearly 40,000 had to be totally evacuated. A British Navy Ship is heading towards the area with relief supplies.

    The capital, Kuala Lumpur, experienced its worst flooding in living memory. Floodwaters surged through the major central shopping areas and Chinatown. Banks in the city expressed concern that the waters may seep into their vaults.

    Road and rail services between most major towns have been disrupted. Government offices and commercial firms either closed down or worked at half pace.

    Yesterday (Tuesday) the sun shone for the first time in a week raising hopes that the worst is now over.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEOR63NABPBGALIB3J9ZSAISDH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOR63NABPBGALIB3J9ZSAISDH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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