Now did I get your attention. Its flooding in Kuching and damnit the crocodiles in 17th mile have escaped! So don't play or even go near the flooded waters!
Original Post - http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/01/05/two-missing-student-and-would-be-rescuer-swept-away-in-storm-drain-latest/
Two missing – student and would-be rescuer swept away in storm drain *latest!
Original Post - http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/1/5/nation/20120105100059&sec=nation
KUCHING: Continuous downpour over the last 12 hours coupled with the king tide phenomena has led to heavy flooding in various parts of the city here, and leaving two people missing.
The affected areas include Batu Kawah, Batu Lintang, Sungai Maong, Iris Garden and Satok. Many roads are impassable to small vehicles.
At the flyover from the Kuching international airport, motorists reported that all four lanes heading towards the city are jammed.
In Batu Lintang, two persons reported missing due to the floods have been identified as Form Six student Kho Yong Qi and petrol station cashier Herman Sihas, 29.
It is learnt that Kho fell into a drain in front of the petrol station after she left her mother's car which had stalled.
Herman and a Fire and Rescue Department staff, Talib Awi, who happened to be at the station, saw the girl struggling in the water and went to help.
Talib had grabbed her by the hair while Herman leapt into the drain.
Talib held on for about three minutes until a strong current dragged the girl and Herman away.
A large scale search and rescue operation is now being carried out.
A state flood operations room spokesman said they have also received reports of floods in the residential areas of Dewa Wira and Stapok.
"Several residents have moved out of their homes," he added.
More to come.
See. Even the highway got affected. :(
People & cars swept away at demolished Batu Lintang Old Government Quarters area.
Skies are crying. :(
Road turned river. I don't even recognize where the heck is this anymore. :(
It's only the beginning of 2012. I hope everyone's safe and sound.
Take care :) xxx