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Damage to Countries - Malaysia

Map of Malaysia
Source: CIA World Factbook

Shielded by the island of Sumatra, Malaysia escaped the kind of damage that struck countries much further away. The affected areas were the northern coastal areas islands such as Penang and Langkawi.

The number of deaths are as follows; 52 in Penang, 12 in Kedah, 3 in Perak and 1 in Selangor with a total of 68. Among the dead were picnickers and children playing at the beach in Penang. However, no deaths are reported among foreign tourists.

Fishing villages in Batu Maung and Bayan Lepas in Penang were damaged as well. Coastal areas in Peninsular Malaysia were also affected. Roughly one quarter of holiday vessels anchored in Rebak and Telaga harbour in Langkawi were damaged.


Note: The following video is in the public domain and is taken from The Internet Archive.

Shot from walkway above the Penang Beach shore.
Video Footage - Penang, Malaysia


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