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An aerial view shows the flooded residential area in George Town

An aerial view shows the flooded residential area in George Town, Penang, Malaysia November 5, 2017. Photo: Reuters

PHOTOS: Penang inundated by floods

Torrential rain over the weekend (4-5 November) led to at least five people being killed in the state of Penang, as Malaysian military forces were deployed to help rescue thousands of displaced people. Typhoon-like winds and heavy rain affected some 80 per cent of the state, which includes the island of Pulau Pinang, where historical city George Town is located.

According to reports, Penang’s chief minister Lim Guan Eng said that floodwaters had risen to 3 to 4 metres and he warned residents to stay home.