GUA MUSANG: In a miraculous twist, search parties scouring the long and windy Sungai Perias have found two missing orang asli children alive near here on Friday.
However, search parties also found the body of another deceased child.
Authorities have yet to confirm the find, but the command center here at SK Tohoi is a buzz of activity as search parties zero in a one square km area situated in the Balah forest reserve.
It was learnt that the survivors have been identified as Norieen Yakob, 10 and Mirsudial Aluj, 11.
Reporters on site at SK Tohoi reported that both survivors were malnourished and very weak.
Medical staff stationed at the school rendered immediate health assistance to the two before they were transported to the Gua Musang general hospital at 2pm Friday.
On Wednesday, the body of a child was found in Sungai Perias, which was later confirmed to be that of eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie.
On Thursday, the skeletal remains of another child was found although the identity has yet to be determined.
On Aug 23, a group of seven children, namely Miksudiar Aluj, 11; Norieen Yaakob, ten; Haikal Yaakob, eight; Ika Ayel, nine; Sasa Sobrie, eight; Linda Rosli, eight; and Juvina David, seven, went missing.Last month, the parents explained that the seven children went missing after they could not find their older siblings in the boarding school.
Three of the a group of 13 older siblings had been punished for swimming in a nearby river. When the 10 knew about the punishment, they ran way to hide in a farm near the school and had later returned to the school.
While the older siblings were in hiding, the seven thought they had gone home and decided to walk home for the weekend, without informing the school authorities.
The seven then went missing.
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