JOHOR BARU - Five pre-schoolers who were involved in an accident and teachers from Tadika Kemas Kaisara will be given counselling to enable them to cope with not just the traumatic experience but also the shock of losing a friend.
Johor Women and Family Committee chairman Asiah Md Ariff said the Welfare Department did not want the accident to leave an emotional scar on them.
Asiah said this to pressmen after accompanying Johor Elected Representative Wives Association (Juita) president Datin Rosni Omar at Sultanah Aminah Hospital here yesterday.
She said one child had been discharged, while the rest were still being kept under observation at the hospital.
Rosni reminded the public to always prioritise the safety of children.
She added that the incident, in which a van slid into a septic pond on Monday, was a good reminder of not taking things for granted.
It was recently reported that a five-year-old child, Muhammad Azri Aqif, the youngest of three siblings, drowned after the van waiting to take the children home slid into a septic pond at Taman Universiti here.
The driver has been released on police bail and investigation papers have been forwarded to the deputy public prosecutor for further action.