PUTRAJAYA: The fireman who lost consciousness during a flood rescue operation in Melaka has passed away.
Mohd Diya Che Jusoh, 46, died at 3.11am at the Melaka Hospital on Thursday (Oct 21).
Melaka Fire and Rescue Department director Abu Bakar Katain in a statement confirmed the death of his officer.
“He will be laid to rest at the Masjid An-Nur Muslim cemetery at 10am,” he said.
Meanwhile, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican was deeply saddened by the news of Mohd Diya’s passing.
Reezal extended his condolences to the fireman’s family.
“Mohd Diya’s sacrifices cannot be repaid.
“May Allah bless his soul and reward him for all his good deeds. Al-Fatihah,” he said in his Facebook post.
On Wednesday (Oct 20), the Melaka Tengah Fire and Rescue Department officer lost consciousness during a flood rescue operation at Kampung Sungai Putat in Ayer Keroh, Melaka at about 5.30pm.
Mohd Diya was part of a rescue operation team from the Kubu Melaka Tengah station who rushed to Kampung Sungai Putat to rescue 14 flood victims trapped in their homes.
It was reported that the firemen on the mission were overwhelmed by the undercurrent and this was when Mohd Diya was believed to have lost his balance and was swept by the undercurrent before passing out.