Dili Municipality Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent Euclidis Belo calls for parents to pay maximum attention to their children and not allow them to swim and play in the river during the rainy season as this may put their life at risk.

Dili Municipality Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent Euclidis Belo calls for parents to pay maximum attention to their children and not allow them to swim and play in the river during the rainy season as this may put their life at risk.

"We have approached the communities especially the communities in Dili to control and not let children play on the edge of the river because now it is the rainy season and could put their life at risk," he appealed in his office, Kaikoli, Dili.
He also asked the children not to play on the edge of the sea or rivers during rainy season in order to avoid unexpected disasters.
He then appealed to the communities who live near the sea or river to be aware during the heavy rain.
One resident Bendita Saldanha Babo said parents have major responsibility to know and control their children anytime, in particular in the rainy season.
"We should know everything our children are doing, in particular in the rainy season, and pay maximum attention and control them, to prevent an unexpected disaster," she said.
The resident called for those people who live near a river to control their children and not let them play in the river, because when it is rains and floods it could put their life at risk.