KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- The flood situation in Kelantan is getting
worse with two siblings becoming the first casualty while two others are feared
drowned although the situation in several other areas is reported to be
The Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department reported that two broters died in
Bachok this afternoon while two others were feared drowned in Pasir Mas.
The total number of evacuees in Kelantan had also increased from 227 to 416
at nine relief centres in the district of Kota Baharu (Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK)
Mulong, SK Tiong and Sekolah Menengah (SM) Melor, Pasir Mas (SK Bukit Jarum and
Masjid Gabus), Pasir Puteh (SK Bukit Awang) and Tanah Merah (SK Kulim, Madrasah
Padang Kija and Madrasah Becah Palas Lubuk Agor).
In addition, several roads in Machang (Jalan Machang-Pangkal Meleret-Wakaf
Bata), Pasir Puteh (Kilometer 1 Jalan Banir Belikong-Tasik Pauh) and Tanah Merah
(Kilometer 3, Jalan Tanah Merah-Kusial-Kampung Ipoh) were closed to all traffic.
Four major rivers namely Sungai Lebir in Tualang, Sungai Kelantan at
Jambatan Guillemard, Sungai Golok in Jenob and Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang
were reported to be at the alert level.
FLOOD-ROUNDUP 2 (LAST) KUALA LUMPUR
In TERENGGANU, the flood did not prevent almost 50 candidates for the Sijil
Pelajaran Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia examinations from
taking a boat ride to go to the examination centre at Sekolah Menengah
Kebangsaan Menerong, Hulu Terengganu.
The total number of victims evacuated dropped from 1,406 (Setiu, 671; Besut,
560 and Hulu Terengganu, 175) at noon to 1,296 (Setiu, 829; Besut, 362; and Hulu
Terengganu, 105) tonight while 25 evacuation centres were still operating in
Besut (12), Hulu Terengganu (2) and Setiu (11).
The water level in several rivers was also reported to be above the danger
level in Setiu (Kampung Langkap, Jambatan Permaisuri and Jambatan Calok), Hulu
Terengganu (Kuala Ping and Kuala Jengai) and Besut (Kampung La).
In JOHOR, 16 victims from three families were still staying at the relief
centre at the Kampung Cahaya Community Hall, Air Hitam until this afternoon.
PNW NAK AO