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Two killed by flood water released from Malaysian dam

English.news.cn   2013-10-23 14:43:01            

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and dozens of houses were destroyed after flood water was released from a dam in Malaysia, police said Wednesday.

A dam in the central Pahang state was forced to open the flood gates early Wednesday following continuous rainfall overnight, causing water in a nearby river to overflow its bank, police said.

State news agency Bernama reported that a Bangladishi man and an Indonesian woman were found drown while a Indonesia teenage girl remains missing.

About 80 houses located on the fringes of the river were swept away and some 100 vehicles were badly damaged.

Police said 20 families in the area were evacuated and the authorities are searching for the missing.

Editor: Shen Qing
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