26 Dec '14, 11pm

In Kelantan, desperate flood victims loot homes for food and fresh water - by Melissa Chi (MMO)

by Melissa Chi Malay Mail Online December 27, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 ― Grim conditions facing flood victims in Kelantan are driving a man here to consider renting a helicopter to fly aid to his family trapped by the deluge in the state. Fearful of the dangers brought by the inundation that has already claimed seven lives and forced over 100,000 people from their homes, Ryonn Leong is mulling the drastic measure to reach his sister, elderly parents, younger brother and his pregnant wife, and their two-year-old daughter marooned in Kuala Krai. The menace is also not purely elemental; desperation born of hunger and thirst has prompted some flood victims to begin looting homes for food and drink, risking unintended confrontations with owners yet to evacuate their property. “Just few minutes ago, there are cases where people are breaking into houses to steal food and valuabl...

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