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Only one flight succeeded in delivering food packges

Miri Bomba and Welfare Department personnel on the helicopter to deliver food packages to flood victims in Long Sobeng Tinjar, Baram.

MIRI:  A total of 72 emergency food packages were successfully delivered to the affected flood areas at Long Sobeng Tinjar, Baram by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) air unit yesterday.

Detachment Chief for Air Operating Base of Miri Bomba, Senior Fire Superintendent 1, Mohd Ruzaidi Ramlee said only one out of three flights scheduled for yesterday was successful due to adverse weather conditions.

“Today, we planned to three sorties of flight but only one succeded in sending food packages to Long Sobeng. We planned to send a flight to Long Sobeng and also to Long Aton but the bad weather did not permit us,” he told reporters after landing from the relief operation yesterday afternoon.

He said some 400 people from 85 families had been affected by floods in Long Aton and Long Sobeng.

The relief operation started at 11.00 am and Mohd Ruzaidi was accompanied by officers from Miri Bomba and the Welfare Department.

The operation was suspended at 4.25pm and will resume today.

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