Beluran Flood Evacuees Return Home; SK Sualok Back In Operation

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SANDAKAN: The 20 flood evacuees at the relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pamol in Beluran returned to their homes Friday afternoon.

Sandakan Civil Defence Force (CDF) officer Lt Ahmad Roslan Mohd Kamel said CDF, Fire & Rescue and police personnel would help send them to their homes in Kampung Tolungan Pamol.

The relief centre was closed at 5 pm.

Ahmad Roslan said the CDF would send food supplies tomorrow to 61 families in Rancangan Cocos and 38 families in Kampung Tagas where the floodwaters have yet to recede as it rained heavily on Jan 15.

The villages were close to a river and it took some time for the floodwaters to recede, he added.

Earlier in the day Sekolah Kebangsaan Sualok in Beluran, about 120 km from here, which was closed for two days since Wednesday due to the floods, was back in operation.

Sabah Education director Mistirine Radin said the school was reopened today despite the area still flooded, but the water was receding.

“The teachers’ attendance at SK Sualok is 92.8 per cent (from a total of 14 teachers), while the students’ attendance is 40 per cent or 78 out of 78 people,” she said.

However, the pre-school classes remained close.