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Published: Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 11:06:00 AM
Updated: Sunday January 12, 2014 MYT 12:04:13 PM

Floods: Evacuees exceed 1,000 in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: The number of evacuees in two flood-hit districts has risen in Kelantan.

According to a Kelantan Fire and Rescue spokesman, the number increased from 897 people on Saturday to 1,050 Sunday.

He said Jeli had the most evacuees with 999 people being sheltered at four flood relief centres. 

"They have been placed at Sekolah Kebangsaan Legeh, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ayer Lanas, Masjid Kampung Gemang and Masjid Sungai Satan," he said.

In Tanah Merah district, 51 flood victims are being sheltered at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kulim. 

The spokesman said all the victims were from 178 families who had to move out after their homes were flooded when Sungai Golok overflowed its banks in Jenob on Saturday.

Residents in Rantau Panjang and Pasir Mas have been advised to prepare to evacuate as the water level of Sungai Golok at the border town had risen to 9.43m, way above the danger level of 9m.

Tags / Keywords: Kelantan, Sungai Golok, Jeli, Tanah Merah

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