Dr M saddened by drowning tragedy, says govt will offer families assistance

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  • Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister has expressed his condolences to the families of firemen who drowned during a search and rescue mission on Wednesday night.

Tun Dr Mahathir said he was saddened to hear the news.

"I hope the families remain strong in this challenging period," he said to reporters after opening the Asean 6th Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said that the government would look at forms of assistance to be extended to the families of the victims.

Six PPDA divers died when conducting an SAR operation at 9.15pm on Wednesday (Oct 3) for a teenager who fell into a disused mining pool at Taman Putra Perdana , Puchong near here and was feared drowned.
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