Teacher and student drown during outing

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  • Friday, 11 Feb 2005

SETIU: A teacher and a student of SM Agama Tok Jiring Kuala Terengganu drowned while four more students were reported missing while swimming at Pantai Merang here yesterday. 

Setiu OCPD Deputy Supt Abdul Aziz Yeop said they were among 147 participants of the school’s Program Kecemerlangan Jati Diri

He said two bodies, those of Wan Nordin Wan Hassan, 39, and Mohd Izwan Ghazali, 15, were recovered.  

DSP Abdul Aziz said a search and rescue team was looking for the four missing students – Syahmi Nasharuddin, 16, Mohamad Syafiq Zainuddin and Mohd Safwan Saidi, both 15, and Wan Muhammad Amirul Asyaraf, 14. 

Most of the programme's participants were swimming when strong waves swept the six away, he said. 

DSP Abdul Aziz said police were informed of the incident at 1.45pm. – Bernama 

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