Malaysia has been hit by the worst floods in decades. At least 14 dead and 51,000 displaced. This would be the balance on December 2021, still being updated.

At the origin of the disaster, three days of torrential rain partially submerged cities and villages in eight of the thirteen states and federated territories of Malaysia.

In Malaysia, it is natural to be traversed by the monsoon between November and February, but the rainfall rate in mid-December is far beyond normal.

The amount of water that is usually expected in a month has fallen between Friday and Saturday, said Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, during a press conference.

The floods would have forced about 51 thousand people to leave their homes, especially in the state of Pahang, on the east coast of the Malay peninsula, according to the British BBC, which refers to the news published on Monday 20 December.

Selangor, the most populous state in Malaysia with 5.4 million inhabitants, which surrounds the federal territory of the capital Kuala Lumpur, is also struggling with the floods. On Monday, the rainfall weakened considerably and a few lucky ones were able to return to their homes.

Fear does not stop. Now there are also alarms for a surge in coronavirus infections, given that thousands of people have been forced to gather in makeshift shelters.


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