16 Nov '11, 5am
Female students in Kelantan warned not to stay or play in flooded areas in order to avoid leech attacks
(THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Female students in Kelantan have been advised not to stay or play in flooded areas to avoid the repeat of cases of leeches which entered the private parts of girls and women in the state last year, Kosmo! reported. Kelantan Education Department director Hussain Awang said at least 13 female students in the state encountered such problems then. He added that the victims were playing in floodwaters when they suffered the bleeding. 'Please avoid playing in the floodwaters as the leeches could endanger your health due to internal bleeding,' he said. Mr Hussain also reminded parents to keep a watchful eye on their children to avoid any untoward incident during the rainy season.