ALOR SETAR – Six families from 10 shophouses destroyed in a fire near Sekolah Kebangsaan Wan Abdul Samad in Pokok Sena near here early this morning have received initial assistance from the Welfare Department (JKM).
Kedah JKM director Azmi Abd Karim said the assistance in the form of RM200 cash, clothings, blankets and comforters were presented by Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar who also visited the victims.
“The six families are living in the double-storey shophouses and we will provide disaster rehabilitation assistance to a maximum of RM10,000 or according to the actual evaluation conducted by the department,” he told reporters after presenting the contributions.
Azmi said the status of four more families as the occupants of the ill-fated premises were still being verified as a police report on the incident had yet to be lodged to confirm those affected in the raze. – BERNAMA