Body of 10-year-old who drowned in boat tragedy found


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

KUALA KRAI (Bernama): The body of a 10-year-old girl who drowned after the boat carrying her and her family members capsized at the Pasir Jinggi Jetty, Kampung Pasir Jinggi, on Friday (Aug 30), was found at 10.05am Sunday (Sept 1).

Kuala Krai Fire and Rescue Station operations commander Che Razak Harun said the body of Ismaniza Atira Ismail, 10, was found by members of the public at Sungai Kelantan in Temangan, Machang.

"We used the services of a dog tracking unit to track down the victim Sunday morning.

"However, when we began the search-and-rescue operation, we received information that the body of the victim had been found by members of the public in Temangan, Machang, ” he said when contacted by Bernama here Sunday.

He said the body had been sent to Kuala Krai Hospital before being claimed by family members.

Ismaniza Atira, who lived in Taman Krai, was said to have followed her uncle to return to Kampung Jinggi together with six other family members by boat before it capsized.

Following the incident, all the victims went overboard but managed to save themselves except for the victim.

Meanwhile, in KUANTAN, two male students of Kolej Matrikulasi Pahang were found drowned while bathing at the Air Terjun Berkelah here Sunday.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Anuar Hasan said the bodies of both victims were found at 12.36pm Sunday.

"They were believed to have been bathing at the first level of the waterfall this morning before the (Fire and Rescue) department received the distress call at 10.15am.

"Search-and-rescue operations were carried out by the Water Rescue Team (PPDA) from the Taman TAS Fire and Rescue Station, ” he told reporters here Sunday.

However, the identity of the victims has yet to be ascertained.

Anuar said the bodies of both victims would be sent to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan here for post mortem. - Bernama


Kuala Krai , Drowning , Capsize

   

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