TEMERLOH, Jun 13 – A total of 120 houses and shops at eight villages in the district were damaged, half of them severely, when a storm battered the area yesterday evening. Temerloh security council committee secretary Mohd Amin Shafie said the incident occurred about 6.20pm.
The storm which struck Kampung Desa Murni Kerdau, Desa Murni Ketam, Desa Murni Sanggang, Kampung Paya Mengkuang, Paya Keladan and several surrounding villages, also ripped off the walls and roofs of several houses. Mohd Amin said most of the residents were waiting to break their fast during the incident.
He said various government agencies such as the fire and rescue department, Department of Civil Defence, and Kuala Krau MP Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said and Lancang state assemblyman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin took part in a clean-up operation.
Mohd Amin said the victims were staying temporarily with their relatives and neighbours, adding that assistance was channeled to the victims to ease their burden. Tomorrow, Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is scheduled to visit the area and provide assistance to affected residents. — Bernama