Two boys drown on river outing with their friends

KANGAR: Two students drowned while bathing in Sungai Gial with three of their friends.

The bodies of Haswande Mohd Yusoff, 14, and Ahmad Iqham Aziz, nine, both from Kampung Alor Ara Timur, were found a few hours after their friends realised they were missing and alerted the villagers at about 3pm yesterday.

Arau district police chief Supt Mohd Nadzri Hussin said when police arrived at the scene, residents had recovered the two bodies.

The bodies were sent to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital for post-mortem, he said when met at the hospital mortuary.

Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu and his predecessor Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim were at the hospital to convey their condolences to the victims’ families. - Bernama

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