Senior citizen, granddaughter lost near Kuala Kubu Baharu found safe and sound


KUALA LUMPUR: An elderly woman and her 12-year-old granddaughter who were feared lost while heading to a durian orchard in Bukit Buluh Telur, Kuala Kubu Baharu on Sunday (June 16), were found safe and sound at 9.30am on Monday (June 17).

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations, Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar said the victims were found about two hours into the search and rescue operation.

"The operation involved six personnel from the Kuala Kubu Baharu Fire and Rescue Station and included the Malaysian Civil Defense Force, the Royal Malaysia Police, and the public as well.

"The victims’ relatives managed to identify their location through a phone call, and it took the rescue team about an hour to reach the site," he said in a statement on Monday

The elderly woman had managed to contact her daughter at noon, informing her that she was lost before her phone presumably ran out of battery. Her eldest daughter then filed a police report at 3pm on Sunday.

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