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Call for clean-up of Langkawi after storm

August 23, 2018 10:47 AM
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LANGKAWI: Tourism Langkawi has called for a clean-up of the island after it was hit by a storm that uprooted trees and sunk roads.

The overnight storm led to flash floods in Tanjung Rhu, Teluk Yu and Kuala Teriang. About 50 attap houses had their roofs damaged.

Tourism Langkawi pro-tem committee chairman Ahmad Pishol Isahak said Langkawi would host the annual Pacific Asia Travel Association's travel mart from Sept 12 to 14.

The storm did not cause too much damage to the tourism belt of the island at Pantai Chenang and Pantai Tengah.

Padang Matsirat assemblyman Datuk Juhari Bulat said his team was surveying the areas affected to ascertain the level of damages that the villagers suffered. "We will rebound. Langkawi is a tourism area so the people must be resilient," he said.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that a tree toppled onto two vehicles parked by the roadside in front of the Financial Park office and shopping complex in Labuan today, but no one was injured.

A Toyota Corolla car belonging to a 73-year-old man was 40% damaged while a truck was slightly damaged in the incident which happened at about 10am. The tree toppled following a downpour.


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