PASIR MAS (Bernama): The three siblings who drowned after being swept away by strong waves at the Sura beach in Dungun, Terengganu, Sunday (Dec 30), were laid to rest in a common grave at the Muslim cemetery in Kampung Rahmat here this Monday evening (Dec 31).
The remains of Nurain Salsabila, 6, Nurain Sofia, 8, and Nurain Fatma Zawawi, 10, arrived at the village at 6.15pm after being claimed by the family from the Dungun Hospital at 2.30pm.
Approximately 300 people, including family members, relatives and villagers attended the funeral.
Their grandfather, Wahab Mat Adam, 80, said the last time he saw the girls was last Friday (Dec 28)when they returned from their family vacation in Hatyai, Thailand.
“They came to my house to give me some nuts that they bought for me from Hatyai,” he said.
“All three of them were very close to me and before they left for (Dungun) Terengganu with their aunt, they hugged and kissed me, but I did not notice anything unusual about them,” said the grandfather of 25.
In the incident at about 6.40pm Sunday, the three girls were swept away by waves while playing on the beach with their cousins and aunt.
Rescuers and villagers found the body of Nurain Sofia at 7.48am Monday, about five kilometres from the scene, while the body of Nurain Sasabila was found at 9.40am, and Nurain Fatma, at 11.03am. - Bernama