Floods: 160 Form Five students in Kuala Berang evacuated

KUALA BERANG: A total of 160 Form Five students staying in dormitories in two secondary schools that were hit by floods here were evacuated to a nearby relief centre.

Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department director Md Hilman Abd Rashid said students from SMK Imtiaz and Sekolah Menengah Agama Mahmudiah were evacuated to a relief centre at SMK Seri Berang.

“Floodwaters rose quickly and reached the roof within an hour, so the students were immediately evacuated to a safe location,” he said on Sunday (Feb 27).

The rescue operation involved boats from the Kuala Berang fire and rescue station and the Wakaf Tapai Fire and Rescue Academy Malaysia (FRAM) as well as from non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The 2021 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations scheduled to begin on March 2 and end on March 29 will involved over 401,000 candidates.

The current floods in Hulu Terengganu have been considered as the most serious ever as areas that had previously been unaffected have been flooded this time around. – Bernama