Well-digger buried alive in Kelantan


KOTA BARU: A well-digger was found dead after he was buried alive after lowering a cement ring into a newly dug well at the Kampung Gelam Mosque, Tok Uban, in Pasir Mas.

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, Bernama reported.

“On arriving at the scene at 6.17pm, the victim was found to have been buried in a well of about six metres deep,” Adnan said when contacted yesterday.

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

The body was then handed over to the police for further action.

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