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Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 1:44:48 PM
SUNGAI SIPUT: Two siblings are reported missing after they were believed to have fallen into the Perak River and swept away near Batu Musafat, Bekut here.
Meor Mohamad Izzat Meor Mazinun, 13, a student at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tok Muda Abdul Aziz and his brother Meor Mohamad Fahmi, 11, a pupil at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seroli were believed to have fallen into the river at about 5pm on Thursday.
Their bodies have yet to be found.
Their father Meor Mazinun Muin, 43, said his sons had asked permission from their mother to go fishing after returning from school at about 3pm on Thursday.
He said his sons went with two other boys who wanted to go swimming.
“My sons do not know how to swim. We understand that the elder son slipped into the river and his brother tried to save him. Their friends rushed to seek help from the residents at the nearby jetty,” he said.
Sungai Siput fire and rescue station chief Zul Azman Jamaluddin said 142 volunteers were involved in the search and rescue operation.
“The operation resumed this morning with reinforcements from our scuba unit and K9 tracker dog unit,” he told reporters near the operation site here yesterday.
He said the operation was concentrated near the incident site up to 2km downstream. — Bernama
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