On first day of Ramadan, flash floods cause traffic jams in parts of Kuala Lumpur (VIDEO)

Netizens through social media pages also shared reports of some areas in Ampang and Cheras being inundated. — Picture from Twitter/Rakita Traffic
Netizens through social media pages also shared reports of some areas in Ampang and Cheras being inundated. — Picture from Twitter/Rakita Traffic

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 — Several areas here were hit by flash floods due to a downpour since 4.30pm today, causing massive traffic jams around the city.

 

Among the affected routes were Taman Wahyu towards the Batu Caves roundabout (Jalan Kuching); Cheras Sentral towards the Billion roundabout (Jalan Cheras) and both directions at monorail stations in Jalan Maharajalela and Jalan Raja Chulan.

Heavy rain and strong winds prevented traders from selling their food at the Kampung Baru Ramadan bazaar, April 13, 2021. — Bernama pic
Heavy rain and strong winds prevented traders from selling their food at the Kampung Baru Ramadan bazaar, April 13, 2021. — Bernama pic

Netizens through social media pages also shared reports of some areas in Ampang and Cheras being inundated.

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Station spokesman said several water-logged areas had also caused traffic jams, although it has not received any emergency calls following the flash floods. — Bernama

Despite the downpour, people can be seen buying food at the Kampung Baru Ramadan bazaar, April 13, 2021. — Bernama pic
Despite the downpour, people can be seen buying food at the Kampung Baru Ramadan bazaar, April 13, 2021. — Bernama pic

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