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Kampung Tersang resident Afif Jazimin Ibrahim, 31, cayrring his son Muhammad Aqeel, two, on a makeshift bridge in their inundated village, at Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, on February 6, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Floods: Victims rise in Kelantan, drops in Terengganu

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — The number of flood victims in Kelantan has risen, while in Terengganu it has decreased as of tonight.

In Kelantan, following heavy rains since yesterday, several areas have been inundated, causing a rise in the number of evacuees to 795 people from 235 families as of 8pm, compared to 317 from 101 families this morning.

According to the Social Welfare Department (JKM) Info Bencana portal, all the victims are sheltering at four temporary relief centres (PPS) in the Pasir Mas, Bachok, and Kota Bharu districts.

Kota Bharu is the latest district to be hit by floods, which prompted opening a PPS at SK Sering to accommodate 177 victims from 52 families.

In the Pasir Mas district, 227 victims from 78 families sought shelter at the SK Gual To’Deh PPS.

Meanwhile, in Terengganu, only a family of three remains at a PPS in the Kuala Terengganu district as of 8pm.

According to the Terengganu State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat (JPBNT), 17 victims who were at the SK Atas Tol PPS were allowed to return home at 6pm today.

— Bernama

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