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Monday, 20 March 2017 | MYT 10:33 PM

Father and son killed by crocodile while fishing in Kinabatangan river

KOTA KINABALU: A father and his son are believed to have been attacked by a crocodile in Kinabatangan river.

Their bodies were discovered on Monday afternoon by a family member who had gone to search for the duo. 

It is learnt that the 50-year-old man and his 13-year-old son had gone to the river to fish on Saturday and failed to return home.

Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga confirmed that a report had been received on the discovery but verification on the identities and cause of death were needed from the hospital.

"We will give a more detailed account of what happened when we have them," he said.

Kinabatangan police chief Supt A. Sahak Rahmat declined to comment on the matter pending investigations.

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