Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2 dead, 1 missing as river floods in Malaysia

Water released from a dam caused Bertam River to flood the Cameron Highlands claiming lives of two foreigners with another missing.

Rescuers have found dead bodies of an Indonesian woman and a Bangladeshi man.

River also flooded 80 squatter homes nearby, AFP reported.

Area is famous for tea plantations as well as vegetable and fruit farms where most of workers are from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 23, 2013