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Aerial view of Kuala Krai town that has been cut off for a few days since the Kelantan River overflowed, December 25, 2014. — Bernama pictureAerial view of Kuala Krai town that has been cut off for a few days since the Kelantan River overflowed, December 25, 2014. — Bernama pictureKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 — In time when many quarters are busy distributing aid and channelling donations to flood victims in Kelantan, approximately 100 victims taking shelter at a school in Kuala Krai, have been living without food, clean water, electricity or any aid for over 40 hours.

A victim, who is also a dental expert at Sultanah Bahiyah Children Hospital in Alor Star, Dr Azilah Mohd Ali, said the fate of the victims at Sekolah Menengah Sultan Yahya Petra 1 (SYP1) remained unknown so far.

“I was informed that the victims have not received any aid or food since being evacuated last Wednesday,” he told Bernama when contacted today. 

She said nine of her family members, including two her two siblings, in-laws and five of their children aged between seven and 27, were among those who were trapped at the school over the past three days.

Dr Azilah said she herself was taking shelter at a relative’s house in Taman Krai Sentral, which was also hit by floods.

“We lost contact as their mobile phones ran out of battery and I have to take care of my two ailing parents.

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  • Residents of Kuala Pertang could not continue on their journey as flood worsens at Kampung Keroh, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • A lorry is inundated with water at Jalan Jeli-Gua Musang due to the overflowing riverbanks, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • Flood waters continue to rise in Taman Bukit Sirih, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • Firemen transport a flood victim by boat to Hospital Jeli to get treatment, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • Flood conditions worsen due to the heavy rainfall and overflowing riverbanks of the Kelantan river, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • A resident of Kampung Keroh uses a water tank to save himself as flood waters continue to rise, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • A resident of Taman Bukit Sirih is unableto return home as flood conditions worsen, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • The water level at Jalan Tok Hakim continues to rise due to the heavy rainfall and overflowing riverbanks of the Kelantan River, December 25, 2014. ― Bernama pic

  • A child helps her mother collect items from their shop which were destroyed in a flood in Rantau Panjang, December 25, 2014.— Bernama pic

  • Flood victims at their house in Kampung Wakaf Stan in Kubang Kerian, December 25, 2014. — Bernama pic

  • Residents can only watch as Kuala Kangsar is inundated with water from Sungai Perak, December 25, 2014. — Bernama pic

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Baru, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 25, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Baru, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 25, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • A resident is seen on a boat in his village in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on December 26, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

  • A building is seen submerged in the river water beside Sungai Perak at Kuala Kangsar, Perak on December 26, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

  • Residents of village in Sayong find temporary shelter in SK Sayong in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on December 26, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

  • A RELA officer makes an announcement ordering villagers to evacuate the village as there will be a flood tonight in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on December 26, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

  • Mohd Saifuddin (right) with the help of his friend, moves things from his home in Sayong village in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on December 26, 2014. — Picture by K.E. Ooi

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Baru, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 26, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Bharu, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 26, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Baru, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 26, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Baru, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 26, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • Parts of Kelantan’s state capital, Kota Baru, is submerged following floods that have forced over 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, December 26, 2014. — Picture by Malay Mail Online reader

  • Army personnel preparing to drop relief food to flood victims, December 26, 2014.

  • Flood victims are seen at a flood relief centre in Kelantan,December 26, 2014.

  • Flood victims are seen at a flood relief centre in Kelantan,December 26, 2014.

  • Residents wading in thigh-deep flood waters in flood-hit Kelantan, Flood victims are seen at a flood relief centre in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Kelantan is facing one of the worst floods in decades, December 26, 2014.

  • Kelantan is facing one of the worst floods in decades, December 26, 2014.

  • Students hold on to each other as they gingerly walk in chest-high waters in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Students hold their bags high above their heads as the walk in chest-high waters in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Army personnel preparing food for flood victims, December 26, 2014.

  • Army personnel attend to a flood victim at a flood relief centre in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Army personnel airlifting food to flood victims in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali makes a visit to Kelantan to see the flood situation, December 26, 2014.

  • Army personnel airlifting food to flood victims in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • An aerial view of flood-hit Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Army personnel heading out to help flood victims in Kelantan, December 26, 2014.

  • Flood victims in Kelantan waiting to be rescued, December 26, 2014.

  • The PolyTech College near Sg Kelantan is inundated by flood waters, December 27, 2014.

  • Flood waters continue to rise in Bandar Baru Tanah Merah in Kelantan, December 27, 2014.

  • A flood relief centre in Kemaman, Terengganu, December 27, 2014.

  • Malaysian Army personnel are seen bringing patients from Manik Urai to the Kuala Krai Hospital using the Super Lynx helicopter, December 27, 2014.

  • Royal Malaysian Navy personnel help to give out aid to flood evacuees in Kuala Krai, December 27, 2014.

  • Picture released December 28, 2014 shows a three-month old baby in an incubator being evacuated to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM). — Picture courtesy of Health Ministry's Facebook page.

  • This aerial view shows houses and plantations submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Baru, Kelantan on December 28, 2014. — AFP pic

  • Temerloh town is still submerged in water, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • The Fire and Rescue department set up a temporary operation centre at Jalan Temerloh Jaya, Temerloh, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Temerloh residents are seen wading in flood waters, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Fire and Rescue Department officers assist in distributing food items in Temerloh. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Water levels in Kelantan are beginning to recede and people are coming out to go out and buy goods. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Two women are seen buying fish as water levels in Kelantan begin to recede. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Children of Kampung Galok excitedly wait for the arrival of the Fire and Rescue Department boat, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Cheerful villagers of Kampung Galok seem unperturbed by the floods that have hit their village, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Residents of Kampung Galok in Temerloh wave to the Fire and Rescue Department boat heading to the flood-inundated village, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Children of Kampung Galok lending a helping hand by pulling the Fire and Rescue Department boat heading to the village, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Residents of Kampung Galok in Temerloh come out to greet the Fire and Rescue Department boat heading to the flood-inundated village, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A Fire and Rescue Department boat filled with aid and supplies heads to Kampung Kuala Kerai which is still submerged in water, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Houses in Kampung Kuala Kerai in Temerloh are seen partially submerged in water, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department handing out aid and supplies to the villagers of Kampung Kuala Kerai in Temerloh, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A villager navigates his boat in flood waters in Kampung Kuala Kerai in Temerloh, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A Fire and Rescue Department personnel chats with an evacuee at the evacuation centre in Kampung Kuala Kerai in Temerloh, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Flood victims currently at the evacuation centre in Kampung Kuala Kerai in Temerloh look at the aid and supplies handed out by the Fire and Rescue Department, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • A toddler is seen sitting calmly at the evacuation centre in Kampung Kuala Kerai in Temerloh, December 29, 2014. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • An aerial view of flood-stricken Kota Baru as seen from aboard a Nuri helicpoter, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Syed Jaymal Zahiid

  • Fire and Rescue Department personnel searched for stranded residents in Temerloh, Pahang, 29 December, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Temerloh Fire and Rescue Department personnel help to evacuate Temerloh residents who live near the Pahang River, 29 December, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Picture shows a house in Temerloh flooded by the rising water level of the Pahang River, 29 December, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Picture shows a mosque flooded by the rising water level of the Pahang River, 29 December, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Despite the waist-height level floodwater, life goes on as residents come out to wash clothes in Temerloh, Pahang, 29 December, 2014. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

  • Army personnel loading food and supplies onto a helicopter on standby to deliver them to flood victims in Kelantan, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • An aerial view of Pasir Mas in Kelantan inundated by flood water, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • An aerial view of Pasir Mas in Kelantan inundated by flood water, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Army personnel surveying the flood situation in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Army personnel loading food and supplies onto a helicopter on standby to deliver them to flood victims in Kelantan, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Army personnel distributing food and supplies to flood victims in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Army personnel distributing food and supplies to flood victims in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • People seeking shelter in a multi-storey building in Pasir Mas wait for food and supplies, December 29, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • People walk past a mud- and thrash-filled street in Kota Baru as flood levels subside in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • A look at streets around Kota Baru shows mud- and thrash-filled streets as flood levels begin to subside in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Men shoveling mud from and cleaning the entrance of a shop in Kota Baru as flood levels subside in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Men sort through their wares and clean the entrance of a shop in Kota Baru as flood levels subside in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Mud and debris is left behind after flood waters receded in in Kota Baru, December 30, 2014. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • A woman is seen cleaning up after flood waters receded in Kota Baru, December 30, 2014. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • Residents sit next to their personal belongings after their house was flooded at Kuala Krai in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Children play in front of their house that was flooded at Kuala Krai in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Malaysian soldiers carry relief supplies from a helicopter at Kuala Krai in Kelantan, December 30, 201 — Reuters pic

  • A man wades through a flooded street as a girl uses an exercise machine in the Pattani province, December 30, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Residents fill containers with clean water at Pasir Mas in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Volunteers clean up inside a mosque after floods at Kuala Krai in Kelantan, December 30, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Gan Soon Hoe, 45, owner of MySports, helps his staff to clean the mud at his shop in Jalan Temenggong, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Syed Jaymal Zahiid

  • Several elderly women sell cloth for hijabs at cheaply discounted rates, which was aimed at offsetting possible repair costs incurred by the flood at Jalan Temenggong, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Syed Jaymal Zahiid

  • Sundry shop owner Tan says he and his wife will do anything to start cleaning up in order to resume operating as quickly as possible at their shop in Jalan Temenggong, December 30, 2014. — Picture by Syed Jaymal Zahiid

  • Residents affected by floods at the evacuation centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Tengah in Temerloh, Pahang, January 3, 2015. — Picture by Siow Feng Saw

  • Residents prepare a meal at the evacuation centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Tengah in Temerloh, Pahang, January 3, 2015. — Picture by Siow Feng Saw

  • Navy personnel help to distribute food at Kampung Bangau Tanjung in Temerloh, Pahang, January 3, 2015. — Picture by Siow Feng Saw

  • The Temerloh sign has been damaged from the floods,Pahang, January 3, 2015. — Picture by Siow Feng Saw

“The main problem we’re facing now is to have clean water supply and food to eat,” she said.

Meanwhile, a civil servant in the city, Soon Li Wei, 26, who also hails from Kuala Krai, said that she had lost contact with her family in Taman Guchil Jaya and Kampung Guchil 4, for the past three days.

“I tried to contact them but to no avail. Until now, I have no news about them. The one I worried most is my 80-year-old grandmother, Chan Cho Chu, who is living alone in her house because I was informed by a friend in the village that my grandmother’s house was inundated by flood waters up to the waist level.

“I also could not contact my parents. They probably have been evacuated to a relief centre,” she said.

A private college student in Petaling Jaya, Kua Chee Hoe, 23, when contacted, said he learned about the floods that hit his family house in Jalan Ah Sang, Kuala Krai, through a photograph that was circulated on Facebook.

“I tried to contact my family, but to no avail...then, I turned to my friends on Facebook and asked them to help my family who were trapped.

“Luckily, I got help from Kuala Krai MCA Youth who sent a small boat to take my family out of the flooded area,” he said. — Bernama

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