Massive flooding death toll in Malaysia after heavy rainfall stands at 47 dead

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The number of people who died in the massive flooding in Malaysia has risen to 47, authorities said.

In addition to the confirmed deaths, at least five other people have been reported missing, Xinhua News Agency reported citing a statement by Police Inspector General Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

The number of people displaced by flooding in the country had fallen to some 32,934 in five states as of 10 p.m. local time on Sunday, according to data from the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare.

The worst-affected state remains Pahang along the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula, with more than 17,000 people evacuated to flood relief centers, followed by Selangor state with more than 15,000 evacuees.

Meanwhile, the country’s drainage and irrigation department warned of flooding in the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu from December 30 to 31.

The flood forecast was released following a major weather warning from the meteorological department for Dec. 25 through the end of the year, according to the state-run Bernama news agency.

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