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The Deaths Of 3 Sisters In Kelantan Flood Brings Forth Painful Safety Reminders

The Deaths Of 3 Sisters In Kelantan Flood Brings Forth Painful Safety Reminders

Three sisters in Kelantan died of electrocution while trying to escape the floodwaters in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, and someone spread the videos of their remains.

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The floods have hit Malaysia’s East Coast (Terengganu, Kelantan, and Pahang) badly towards the year’s end due to heavy rains.

Unfortunately, there have been a few casualties with the most recent loss reported in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

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According to The Star, three sisters who were trying to wade to safety died of electrocution in front of a flooded house in Kampung Bendang Surau near Morak around 11.30am on 19 December.

While wading through the floodwaters, one of the sisters slipped. To catch herself, she grabbed a pillar and got electrocuted.

Her two sisters tried to help her but got electrocuted themselves.

Kelantan police said the sisters: Noor Fathiah Nadzir, 27, Sakinah Nadzir, 29, and Nurul Syazwani Nadzir, 33, died at the scene and their remains were brought to Hospital Tumpat for post-mortem.

The mother of the three girls, Zainun Sulaiman, 62, said she didn’t expect such a mishap to happen to all of her daughters.

A neighbour of theirs, Che Zahiyah Che Yaakob, 53, said she had greeted them when they passed by her house and Nurul Syazwani told her they were headed to the canal in front of her home.

A painful reminder

The sisters’ untimely deaths also brought forth warnings from the respective authorities in a bid to prevent similar incidents and the aftermath from happening.

Kelantan police chief Zaki Harun said Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) had been informed to cut off the electricity supply in the area and to carry out a follow-up investigation.

In the meantime, TNB reminded the public not to approach or touch electrical installations that are submerged in water in case there is current leakage.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) also issued a statement to stop the spread of the videos showing the dead bodies of the sisters.

MCMC asked the public to respect the family’s privacy, stop spreading the video, and let the authorities investigate the incident.

MCMC has also reached out to social media platforms – Meta, Twitter, and Tiktok – to curb the spread of the videos.

Members of the public are also encouraged to report such sensitive videos that are unfit for public consumption to the respective social media platforms to help stop the spread.

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