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Police Issues Warning To Parents, Guardians

Police officers have been directed to take people to the Police Station if they are seen to be engaged in activities that may risk their lives. Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General
06 Apr 2016 12:39
Police Issues Warning To Parents, Guardians
A child caught playing inside the drain filled with water in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Police officers have been directed to take people to the Police Station if they are seen to be engaged in activities that may risk their lives.

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has issued the directive in a statement released today.

“Police officers will be out in numbers on the ground to monitor such activities during this time and we will not hesitate to bring people into the station if they are seen to be engaged in activities that may risk their lives.

“Despite numerous weather advisories and warnings, there are still people, mainly children frequenting swimming spots around the country.”

Brigadier-General Qiliho said it is our primary role to warn people of their safety and plead with them to take heed of weather advisories.

“There are still people seen at regular swimming spots, particularly children. We understand that all schools around the country are closed today till further notice and we wish to remind parents, guardians and members of the community at large to be mindful of their supervisory roles.

“Flooded drains, creeks and rivers are NOT safe to swim in during this period as there may be health risks associated with it as there are reports of sewerage spillover and also the risk of losing one’s life in the strong currents,” he said.

 

 

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