Floods: Family seeks shelter in lorry as Rantau Panjang relief centre too packed


PETALING JAYA: A family was forced to take shelter in a lorry after the temporary flood relief centre in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan became congested, says MP Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff.

The PAS elected representative visited several flood victims in her constituency there late Tuesday (Dec 26) night.

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"I am visiting this family; their house has been submerged and the whole family has moved on to a lorry in front of the house since the centre is congested," she said in a social media post on Wednesday (Dec 27).

She also pleaded for help from the public, especially for flood victims on the east coast.

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SK Gual To' Deh in Rantau Panjang, which houses more than 1,000 evacuees, became even more congested after the premises was also hit by floods on Tuesday night, according to a New Straits Times report.

This forced those seeking shelter on the ground floor to move up to higher floors that were already occupied.

The situation became more uncomfortable after the worsening situation forced Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to temporarily cut off the electricity supply to the relief centre.

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The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said the highest number of flood victims is still from Kelantan.

It also said there had been two fatalities so far , both recorded in the state on Sunday (Dec 24) and Monday (Dec 25).

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