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Monday November 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday November 4, 2013 MYT 7:41:07 AM
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MUAR: Two young brothers who were inseparable in life have drowned in a flood retention pond near their favourite playing spot not far from their house in Taman Pagoh Jaya.
The bodies of Tay Zi Sian, seven, and Zi Qing, 10, were found floating in the pond by their 12-year-old sister at about 4.30pm on Saturday.
The sister said that Zi Sian and Zi Qing left their house at 2.30pm to play.
When both brothers did not return home after two hours, she went looking for them.
She did not see her brothers, but their slippers were found near the pond which is about 1.5m deep.
She peered into the pond and that was when she saw their bodies.
Panicked, she ran home to inform her Sarawakian mother and called her father.
Tay Cheng Boa, 38, who works at a nearby factory, immediately rushed home.
He said his sons were very close and they always went everywhere together.
“They liked to play near the pond and I have always scolded them as it is dangerous.
“They were the only male grandsons in our family and now they are gone,” said the grieving father.
Tay hoped that the Government would install proper fencing around the pond to prevent another tragedy from happening.
The siblings will be cremated at 11am today in Pagoh.
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