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Over 7,000 Orang Asli In Kelantan Cut-Off From Civilization Due To Floods

Over 7,000 Orang Asli In Kelantan Cut-Off From Civilization Due To Floods

Akmal Hakim

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Over 7,000 Orang Asli living in communities across Gua Musang, Kelantan have essentially been cut off from civilization, due to heavy thunderstorms and floods.

These included villagers in Pos Tohoi, Pos Simpor, Pos Gob, Pos Belatim, Pos Hendrop, and Pos Bihai.

Reportedly, days of heavy rain had caused rivers to overflow, landslides and mud floods that damaged and destroyed trails and bridges leading to and from the settlements.

JALAN dan jambatan runtuh di laluan Pos Tohoi, Simpor dan Gob. FOTO Ramli Ibrahim
A destroyed bridge on the trail leading to the Orang Asli communities.
(Harian Metro)

The incident left many Orang Asli families in the district confined to their homes and faced with food shortages.

The situation had also left more than 600 primary school students from the Orang Asli communities with no way of getting to school.

Apparently the community residents are working on repairing their damaged infrastructures and hope that the government would intervene to help the people that are stranded.


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