June 12, 2023
KUALA LUMPUR – A group of wild elephants barged into Sekolah Kebangsaan Pos Perwor near Lasah here, causing damage to the school building and facilities.
The incident took place at 2am on June 8 and caused the windows and grilles of classrooms to be damaged while flower pots, banana and coconut trees in the vicinity were ruined.
Perak Perhilitan director Yusoff Shariff said according to initial information, six elephants had entered the school vicinity, Sinar Harian reported.
He was quoted saying that no casualties involving humans were reported.
He said a few members of the Elephant Action Unit were deployed to the location after receiving information.
“The elephants were chased back to the forest. They possibly came out to look for food,” he said.
The matter was shared by Kuala Kangsar Assistant District education officer Mohd Rassidee Mohd Rasid in a Facebook post.
He told Sinar Harian that this is the second time such an incident involving the school has been reported this year.
During the first incident, which took place in April, the school’s back gate and the wall of a classroom was damaged.