SEREMBAN: A staff member of Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan drowned after he fell into the Sungai Linggi water treatment plant in Rantau during maintenance works.
Rantau fire station operations chief K. Putthisigamany said the victim, identified as Mahazir Hanif Idrus, 38, from Felda Selancar 2 in Segamat, was believed to have fallen into the plant while repairing a lamp post during the 2.30pm incident yesterday,
“We received a distress call at 2.34pm and deployed a team of eight firemen to the site.
“The plant is 5m deep, and its bottom is muddy.
“We waited for the water to be released before bringing the victim out.
“The operation took about 45 minutes,” he said, adding that the victim was confirmed dead by medical officers. — Bernama