Teachers come to the rescue of stranded retiree

Finding shelter: Ning Kartika sorting through bags of donated clothes at the temporary relief centre. — NUR AISYAH MAZALAN/The Star

JOHOR BARU: Retiree Ning Kartika Abdul Rahman found herself swamped by floodwaters at her home in Kampung Laut here when a group of teachers came to her rescue.

The 65-year-old, who lives alone, was taking a short nap at around 1pm on Saturday while it rained heavily outside.

“Then I heard some buzzing sound coming from one of the electrical plugs.

“I tried to switch the plug off but got a jolt instead. So I just pulled out the plug before running out of the house, ” she said.

When Ning Kartika went outside, her house was already inundated. She went right back in to fetch her documents.

By the time she got her documents, the water was already waist- deep.

“A group of teachers came to my house and helped me get my documents as the water had already reached waist-deep, ” said Ning Kartika, who is taking shelter at the temporary relief centre in SMK Skudai here.

Minutes later, the water rose almost to the roof of her house.

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