Ship capsizes off Sibu, two rescued and two missing

SIBU: Two crew members of a ship transporting sand went missing while two others were rescued after their vessel capsized near Kampung Bungan Kecil about 45km from here in the early hours of Sunday (June 26) morning.

A Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department Operations Centre (PGO) spokesperson said the identities of the two missing victims had yet to be ascertained but they were in their 20s, while the survivors were in their 40s and 50s.

According to him, Sarawak PGO received a report from the Sungai Merah police station at 6.05 am today stating that it received a call about the incident from the public and a team from the Mukah Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) had been mobilised to the location.

"During the incident, members of the public managed to rescue two crew members and it was believed that the other two were still inside the sand cargo ship,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Sibu district police chief, ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said when contacted that he had received a report about the incident and that the investigation team is currently at the scene.

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