College student drowns after being swept away by Sungai Congkak currents


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  • Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

HULU LANGAT: A college girl drowned after she was swept away by the strong currents at Sungai Congkak here.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof saif the incident occured at around 2.30pm on Thursday.

"The 20-year-old victim had gone for a swim with two other friends.

"She was swept away by the strong currents and emergency services were immediately called in," he said when contacted on Thursday.

He added that the victim’s body was found about 300 metres away from the initial scene.

He added that paramedics at the scene pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

"During the rainy season we would like to remind people to refrain from swimming or taking part in activities at rivers

"The strong currents are dangerous and not to be taken lightly," he said.
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