Severe flooding swept through parts of Sabah State in Malaysia after heavy rain on 15 September. The rain is also thought to have been the cause of a landslide where 3 people died.
Videos shared on Social Media showed streets of the state capital Kota Kinabalu under flood water over 1.5 metres deep. The districts of Penampang and Putatan were also affected. The Sabah Disaster Management Committee Secretariat opened 3 relief centres in case of evacuations. As of late 15 September, 68 people from 27 families were displaced.
Meanwhile the heavy rain is thought to have been the cause of a landslide in Penampang District which destroyed at least 1 building. A mother and 2 young children tragically lost their lives in the incident. Three other victims including two children survived.
A serious flood reportedly in Kampung Baru Luyang, @KKCity is shown in this viral video by the public as a thunderstorm hit many parts of @SabahInfo‘s west coast today. pic.twitter.com/e22RNLhZvS
— Daily Express Sabah (@DailyExpress_MY) September 15, 2021
Lokasi : Jalan Tambunan pic.twitter.com/UNaAphqrta
— 🏴🦄 ꀸꀎꀸꀎ꓄ 🦄🏴 (@SumandakSabah_) September 15, 2021
pavilion bundusan, stay safe @KKCity
— San🌞 (@san8892) September 15, 2021