Two sisters drown in a river in Sepang, would-be rescuer still missing

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 04 Jun 2023

SEPANG: Two young sisters drowned while swimming at Sungai Sepang Kechil here while an adult man is missing.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Wan Md Razali Wan Ismail said the incident occurred at 2.34pm on Sunday (June 4).

"We received a distress call and dispatched a fire engine and six personnel to the scene.

"Based on our checks, two sisters aged seven and nine, were swimming there when they started to drown.

"A man in his 30s attempted to rescue them and managed to pull the nine-year-old girl out before going back in to pull out the younger girl," he said when contacted on Sunday.

He said the man disappeared while trying to pull out the younger girl.

"The nine-year-old girl died at the scene while her younger sister's body was found some 50 meters from the location of the incident.

"The 30-year-old man who was identified just as Mohd Faizal has yet to be found," he said, adding that search and rescue efforts were underway.

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