Compiled by TAN SIN CHOW, LOSHANA K SHAGAR and R.ARAVINTHAN
PUPILS and teachers of SJK(T) Bandar Spring Hill in Seremban have donated household supplies worth RM2,000 to families who lost their homes in a fire, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Six families in Kampung Pandan lost their homes and belongings in a recent early morning fire.
The teachers and pupils who came to know of the plight of the families decided to help in any way they could.
Within a few days, they managed to collect and buy groceries and household items worth RM2,000 and delivered them to the families directly.
> A group of engineering students of St Peters Institute Of Higher Education and Research in Chennai have invented a drone capable of delivering first-aid boxes to accident spots which would enable bystanders to render help to victims, Tamil Nesan reported.
The first hour after the accidents are considered critical as many victims can be saved if they receive help within that time, the report added.
While ambulances take up to 15 minutes to arrive, it could be much longer in the traffic chaos in Chennai and poor road conditions in rural areas.
Team member S.Parvez Basham said the drone could carry up to 8kg in medical supplies and fly up to 70km/ph.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.