Ringlet dam disaster: More 'sirens' as folk try to salvage items

Ringlet dam disaster: More 'sirens' as folk try to salvage items

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: There was an uneasy calm, broken by the sound of more sirens, as Bertam Valley villagers attempted to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the devastating flash floods.

Anxious villagers braced themselves for the possibility of more floods as policemen warned that more water could be released from the dam on Wednesday evening.However, the warnings and sirens seemed to have been false alarms.

Residents attempted to salvage what they could from their homes before making their way to the evacuation centre at a school in Ringlet.

Damaged cars, towed from worst hit areas, were parked along the side of the roads outside the village.

Hundreds of firemen, police and Rela personnel were seen winding down search and rescue operations, which will resume today.

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