Floods claim fourth victim in Kelantan


PASIR MAS: A 46-year-old man grew to become the fourth victim in the floods which hit Kelantan since Dec 17.

Pasir Mas police chief, ACP Mohd Nasaruddin M Nasir mentioned the fourth victim, recognized as Mohd Razi Jaafar, was discovered drowned at 5.30pm after he was believed to have fallen into Sungai Lubok Jong close to Kampung Serongga, right here.

He mentioned police have been alerted of the incident by the victim’s brother at 3.20pm.

“A group from the Pasir Mas Fire and Rescue Station and the Pengkalan Chepa Water Rescue Unit (PPDA) discovered the victim’s physique caught in the roots of a tree by the riverbank, 4 kilometers from his home.

“The physique was taken to Pasir Mas Hospital for autopsy and the case was categorized as sudden demise,” he mentioned in an announcement on Thursday (Dec 30).

MEANWHILE, in PAHANG, the state Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) discovered the physique of man in Sungai Belat close to Taman Desa Bistari right here at 8.10pm tonight.

Pahang JBPM Zone One head, Mohd Shahrom Laji mentioned the physique in only a pair of shorts was discovered tangled on a tree close to the riverbank.

“Firemen have been knowledgeable of the invention of the physique by members of the general public who allegedly noticed a physique floating below a bridge in Sungai Belat at 7.20pm.

“However, when firemen arrived, the physique had drifted and was discovered 300 meters away from the bridge,” he advised reporters right here right this moment.

Mohd Shahrom mentioned the physique was handed over to police to be taken to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) right here for additional motion. – Bernama

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