Well-digger dies after being buried alive in Pasir Mas well

Fire and Rescue Department personnel working to retrieve the body of the man who was buried alive while diggin a well in Pasir Mas. - Photo courtesy of Sinar Harian

KOTA BARU: A well-digger was killed after being buried alive while lowering a cement ring into a newly dug well at the Kampung Gelam Mosque, Tok Uban, in Pasir Mas on Monday (April 16).

Pasir Mas Fire and Rescue station operations commander Adnan Mat Juri said the deceased was identified as Mohamad Khairul Jeffry Maarof, aged 23.

He said a team of 10 firefighters from the station rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 5.54pm on Monday.

"On arriving at the scene at 6.17pm, the victim was found to have been buried in a well that was about 6m deep,” he said when contacted late Monday.

Adnan said the victim was brought up with the help of the public at 7.15pm and was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

The body was then handed to the police for further action, he said. - Bernama

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