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Police advise the public to be more careful during monsoon season


Police have advised the public, especially those in flooded areas to be careful while carrying out fishing activities, to avoid any unwanted incidents.

Kelantan police chief Hasanuddin Hassan said although most residents were aware of their local surroundings, accidents could still occur.

He said it was also not recommended for outsiders to come and fish in these areas, as they would not be aware of lurking dangers.

"So far, two drowning cases related to fishing activities have been recorded.

"Another case yesterday was caused by an electrical shock. In the monsoon season so far, three deaths have been recorded," he told reporters during a press conference at the Kelantan state police headquarters today.

Hasanuddin also advised the public not to turn the flood season into a water fest.

He said many places in the state have become "water theme parks" with many parents taking their children there to play.

"Although the water level in places where the festival is held is not so deep, there are also areas with rapid water flow.

"Things can go wrong in the blink of an eye," he said.

Meanwhile, he said there were no house break-in cases reported so far.

Hasanuddin said there were currently 34 temporary relief centres housing 11,436 victims from 4,442 families.

He said the areas involved were Pasir Mas, Kuala Krai, Pasir Puteh and Tumpat.

- Bernama

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