• Short Summary

    THE FLOODS IN THE STATES OF KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU IN NORTH-EAST MALAYA ARE IMPROVING AFTER NINE DAYS OF CONTINUOUS RAIN CAUSED BY THE NORTHEAST MONSOON.

  • Description

    THE FLOODS IN THE STATES OF KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU IN NORTH-EAST MALAYA ARE IMPROVING AFTER NINE DAYS OF CONTINUOUS RAIN CAUSED BY THE NORTHEAST MONSOON. MEANWHILE, MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE IN VILLAGES ISOLATED BY THE FLOODS FACE STARVATION UNLESS RELIEF REACHES THEM QUICKLY.

    SO FAR, 12 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM DROWNING. THE FLOODS HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE WORST SINCE 1926 WHEN THE KELANTAN RIVER BURST ITS BANKS AND INUNDATED THOUSANDS OF ACRES.

    THE MALAYSIAN DEPUTY MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR NATIONAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, FLEW OVER THE FLOOD-RAVAGED AREAS TO STUDY THE SITUATION. HE HAS ASSURED THE STATE GOVERNMENTS THAT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE.

    THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS TRANSPORT... MOST ROADS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF AND BRIDGES WASHED AWAY. ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT ARE AIRDROPPING SUPPLIES OF RICE, SALTED FISH AND BLANKETS.

    THREE-HUNDRED BRITISH GURKHA ENGINEERS, 35 ASSAULT BOATS AND SIX HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN SENT FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO THE TWO EAST COAST STATES TO HELP IN RELIEF WORK.

    ABOUT 40,000 ACRES OF PADDY FIELDS HAVE BEEN BADLY HIT BY THE FLOODS AND NEARLY 25 PER CENT OF CROPS DAMAGED. LIVESTOCK WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ALSO PERISHED IN THE FLOODS.

    IN THE VILLAGES, MANY HOMES ARE STILL UNDER SEVERAL FEET OF WATER - VILLAGERS MOVE ABOUT IN BOATS, THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE.

    A STATE MEDICAL DOCTOR HAS EXPRESSED FEARS OF AN EPIDEMIC AFTER THE FLOODS. ABOUT 15,000 DOSES OF ANTI-CHOLERA VACCINE HAVE ARRIVED IN THE STATES TO BE USED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADPUC064HVLUB3LV4HLPVKVAU7
    Media URN:
    VLVADPUC064HVLUB3LV4HLPVKVAU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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