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Kota Bharu: Most major roads heading towards Kota Bharu are now open to all traffic due to the improving flood situation in Kelantan.

However, nine people have drowned in the state since the major floods struck the east coast 

Kelantan flood disaster committee chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the Public Works Department has confirmed that the major state roads are now open and could be used to transport humanitarian aid.

"Most of the major roads are now accessible, but the roads in some remote areas, like Jalan Sungai Durian-Kuala Krai route, can only be accessed by trucks and four-wheel drive vehicles," he said at the state disaster management media centre here yesterday. 

The East Coast Expressway was among the major roads to be flooded on Sunday when water from Sungai Pahang spilled over onto the highway near Temerloh, cutting off access to most parts of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. 

Among the main roads previously closed to traffic were stretches from Gua Musang to Kuala Krai, from Kuala Krai to Machang, from Machang to Kota Bharu and Kota Bharu to Pasir Mas. 

"Our main focus is to bring all humanitarian aid and logistics to the areas that were inaccessible earlier." 

Source: The Star

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