A spokesman at the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat says the worsening flood situation had also affected 16 health clinics, with 5 of them forced to close operation

KUCHING: The flood situation in Sarawak worsened with 55 schools, involving 6,637 students, forced to be closed today.

A spokesman at the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the worsening flood situation had also affected 16 health clinics, with five of them forced to close operation.

The five clinics are  Nanga Taroh Health Clinic in Mukah; Sungai Arip Health Clinic in Sibu, Ulu Teru Health Clinic in Miri and the Nanga Tau Health Clinic and Sangan Health Clinic in Bintulu, he said.

On the number of flood evacuees, he said there were 5,562 people, involving 1,682 families, at 32 relief centres in Samarahan, Serian, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah, Bintulu and Limbang.

Samarahan recorded the highest number of flood victims, totalling 1,483 people, followed by Bintulu (1,321), Serian (1,227), Sibu (978), Limbang (453), Mukah (92) and  Sarikei (8), he said in a statement here today.

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