Boy drowns after falling into drain in JB

JOHOR BARU: A 13-year-old boy had drowned after falling into a drain near Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here.

Johor Baru North deputy OCPD Supt Fariz Ammar Abdullah said the incident occurred at 4pm on Friday (March 24) after the victim attempted to cross the drain but slipped and fell.

“The victim was together with three other friends, aged between 10 and 13 years old, and was on their way to play football at the nearby field.

“The victim slipped into the drain after trying to cross it and was immediately swept away by strong currents caused by the heavy rain,” he said in a statement here on Saturday (March 25).

The Fire and Rescue Department managed to locate the body of the victim about 30m from where he was reported to have fallen, he added.

The medical team from Sultanah Aminah Hospital pronounced the victim dead at the scene before bringing the body to the hospital for a postmortem.

“There was no indication of criminal elements in the case, and it was classified as sudden death,” he said, adding that investigations are still ongoing.

"We would also like to remind parents to be aware of their children's activities and to ensure that they are monitored in order to prevent incidents like this from occurring," he added.

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