Kerian police help send students affected by floods to school


IPOH: The Kerian district police assisted children affected by the floods to attend school after a heavy downpour caused major interruptions to their daily commute.

After a downpour that hit the district on Saturday (May 18), causing several areas to be flooded, the police took the initiative to help 46 children impacted by the deluge to attend school at SMK Alor Pongsu on Monday (May 20).

Kerian OCPD Superintendent Juna Yusoff said KM15 of Jalan Selama-Bagan Serai was badly impacted by flash floods, with floodwaters having risen to 0.5m.

"Light vehicles are unable to pass through the stretch of road there, impacting the people's daily activities.

"We are aware of the situation and took the initiative to lessen the burden of the student’s parents during this challenging time," he said in a statement.

"We've picked up the students from the affected areas between the school and the Changkat Lobak Mosque," he said.

A check on Google Maps found that the distance between the mosque and the school was about 9km apart.

Supt Juna said the initiative was also to ensure that the students could attend school and not miss out on their studies.

"We do not want the flooded road to deter them from attending classes.

"The effort to send the students to school will continue from time to time until the road is accessible again," he said.

"Even though the police's main vision is to ensure the safety of the country, we also provide services to the people," he added.

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