Elderly woman, who is Covid-19 person under surveillance, found dead in ditch


BATU PAHAT: An elderly woman who has been missing since Saturday night (Sept 25) was found dead in a 1.5m deep ditch here.

Batu Pahat Fire and Rescue station chief Firdaus Ahmad said the body of the 73-year-old woman, who is also a Covid-19 person under surveillance, was found at 11.54am on Sunday (Sept 26) at Jalan Parit Jalil, Tongkang Pechah.

"Ten firemen were deployed to the scene after receiving a call about the discovery of the body.

"According to the family, the victim has been missing since Saturday night. The police also contacted the Fire and Rescue Department to help in the search for the missing person.

"Efforts to look for the victim were also assisted by the public who later spotted the body in a ditch," he said in a statement here.

He said that firemen took about five minutes to retrieve the body from the ditch.

"They were also in full personal protective equipment as the victim is a person under surveillance.

"The body was handed over to the police for further action," he said.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Estate workers willingly stand by roadside in the rain to get Covid-19 vaccine jab
Covid-19 Watch: No new EMCO or EMCOs extensions, says the NSC
Melaka polls: PN-BN cooperation at Federal level can be replicated in Melaka state election, says Hamzah
Melaka polls: Why snub assemblymen who left Perikatan, asks PKR info chief
Malaysia invited to showcase its maritime sector to IMO
Undi 18: Government wants to give more power to young people, says PM
Covid-19: Number of cases spike in Sabah
Noh Omar: Entrepreneurs who refuse vaccination will have problems conducting business
Budget 2022: Experts call for improving internet access in schools and higher learning institutions
Couple fined RM5,000 each for crossing state lines without full Covid-19 vaccination

Others Also Read


Vouchers