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Bukit Beruntung drowning: Body of last victim found

BUKIT BERUNTUNG: The last of the eight children who were swept away by fast-flowing water while fishing in Sungai Selangor in Kampung Timah, here, has been found dead.

Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt R. Supramaniam said the body of Muhammad Aiman Kamarul Ariffin, 12, was found at 1.15pm Sunday.

The body was found by fishermen near a water pump 3km from the search area, he said.

Earlier, the body of Muhammad Ikhwan Mohd Ridwan, 10, was found at around 10.20am along the left bank of the river about 3km from the Search and Rescue (SAR) operations centre.

The bodies have been sent to Hospital Kuala Kubu Baru for identification and post-mortem.

Muhammad Aiman (pic) was identified by his 21-year-old brother while Muhammad Ikhwan was identified by his father.

The victims are expected to be laid to rest Sunday at the Bukit Beruntung Muslim cemetery after the post-mortem is competed.

"I'd like to thank all agencies and members of the public who took part in the search. Now that the last body has been found, SAR operations will be closed by 2.30pm," he told reporters, during a press conference at the operations centre here.

The search involved almost 115 people comprising the police, Fire and Rescue Department, Rela personnel and villagers.

The eight children were swept away by rapidly rising water while fishing on March 17.

One boy survived, and the bodies of five of his friends - siblings Shahrizat Abdullah, 12, and Shahrizwan, 10; Amirul Hakimi Khairul Amru, nine, Muhammad Iskandar Shah, 12, and Muhammad Aiman Fitri Md Asmadi, 12 - were located over the following 24 hours.

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