Boy panning for gold in river killed by landslide

  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Apr 2019

KOTA BARU (Bernama): A 17-year-old boy was found dead after he was buried in a landslide as he was panning for gold in a river in Ladang Bonanza Biak A in Dabong, Kuala Krai on Thursday (April 18).

Mohamad Amiraasyraf Azman of Kampung Biak A, Dabong, was panning for gold with his father when the incident happened, said Kuala Krai District Police chief Supt Abdullah Roning when contacted on Thursday night.

He said the police were alerted at 5.15 pm by villagers.

However. the father of the boy, with the help of friends, mounted a search and found his son's body at 6.40pm.

An examination at the Dabong Health Clinic found no injuries on the body and it was sent to the Kuala Krai Hospital for a post-mortem to determine the cause of death, he added. – Bernama


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