Ahd, Nov

Two More Drown In Penang Floods, Bringing Death Toll To Seven


GEORGE TOWN - Two more people have perished in Penang’s flood disaster, bringing the latest death toll to seven.

The figure rose after two bodies were found in a house in Jalan Mata Kucing, Air Itam and in front of Stadium Bandaraya here.

"The sixth victim has been identified as Tan Ah Peow, 45. He was found by his neighbour at 2pm.

“The seventh victim, also a man, was found by a member of the public at 2.40pm,” said Timur Laut district police chief ACP Anuar Omar.

He said no identification documents were found on the body of the shirtless man who was covered in mud.

The two bodies were sent to the Penang Hospital for post-mortems.

Earlier, four bodies of senior citizens were discovered in their homes; while the body of a Bangladeshi man was found in a house destroyed by a falling tree.

Almost the whole of Penang was hit by floods and scores of trees were uprooted in a thunderstorm which began at 2pm on Saturday.