Typhoon Lekima wreaks RM20m damage on schools, learning institutes

Modified 10 Aug 2019, 1:46 pm

Typhoon Lekima has caused an estimated RM20 million in damages to 329 schools and learning institutes in the northern states.

A total of 274 schools and four learning institutes were damaged in Kedah, Penang and Perlis by the tail-end of the typhoon which passed over the area yesterday.

Thirty-two schools in Selangor were also damaged by storms kicked up by the Lekima.

The Education Ministry said emergency funds would be disbursed so that the damages could be fixed.

The typhoon hit Malaysia as it made its way towards China and Taiwan last night, causing heavy storms.

At least one death had been reported in Kedah as a result of the storm.

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