Sheung Shui in the New Territories. Photo: Photo: Facebook/Lam To Kwan

Students in Hong Kong were back to school on Wednesday, three days after Typhoon Mangkhut. However, parents said they were worried about the safety of their children as fallen trees and debris on roads made the route to school longer and more dangerous than usual in some districts, Radio Television Hong Kong reported.

In Sheung Shui in the New Territories, there are seven schools on Ting Ping Road but the sidewalk was covered with fallen trees and debris. Students said they left home at least 15 minutes earlier to avoid being late for school, Apple Daily reported.

They either make a detour or climb over tree trunks and branches before reaching their schools.

The Education Bureau announced the suspension of classes at all schools in Hong Kong for Monday and Tuesday as roads were blocked and many schools were damaged by the powerful typhoon.

About 10 secondary and primary schools continued the suspension of classes on Wednesday due to blocked roads and fallen trees.

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