MELAKA (Bernama): A fireman, Mohd Diya Che Jusoh, who died early Thursday (Oct 21) after a mishap during a flood evacuation operation here Wednesday (Oct 20) was laid to rest at the An-Nur Mosque Muslim cemetery in Krubong here.
Melaka Governor Tun Mohd Ali Rustam and Melaka Fire and Rescue Department director Abu Bakar Katain were among those paid their last respects and joined the congregation to perform funeral prayers for Mohd Diya.
Earlier, National Recovery Council chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also spent time visiting and expressing his condolences to the deceased's family in Taman Krubong Jaya.
Mohd Diya, of the Melaka Tengah Fire and Rescue Station was believed to have been securing a line during floods at 5.30pm Wednesday to help evacuate residents of Kampung Sungai Putat in Ayer Keroh when he lost consciousness and fell into the swift chest-high floodwaters.
Fellow firefighters pulled him out of the water and sent him to hospital. He died at 3.11am. – Bernama