Bukit Beruntung drowning tragedy: Last body retrieved, two victims laid to rest

Bukit Beruntung drowning tragedy: Last body retrieved, two victims laid to rest

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HULU SELANGOR: The final physique of seven victims who drowned in a tributary of Sungai Selangor in Kampung Sungai Timah, Bukit Beruntung right here was discovered at 1.15pm right now.

Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt R Supramaniam stated the physique of Muhammad Aiman Kamarul Ariffin, 12, absolutely dressed, was noticed by passers by on the riverbank about 13 kilometres from the scene of the incident.

"The sufferer's physique was discovered outdoors the search scope of 5 kilometres," he informed a press convention right here.

In response to Supramaniam, the sufferer was indetified by his brother, aged 21, and the physique was then taken to the Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital for autopsy.

Earlier, at 10.20am the physique of one other sufferer, Muhammad Ikhwan Mohd Ridwan, 10, was discovered on the riverbank about three kilometres from the search and rescue (SAR) operations centre.

Supramaniam stated following the invention of the physique, the SAR centre in Kampung Timah right here was closed at 2.30pm.

In the meantime, the our bodies of Muhammad Aiman and Muhammad Ikhwan have been buried on the Muslim cemetery in Bukit Beruntung right here.

Earlier, their stays have been delivered to Surau Raudatul Jannah and Surau Abu Bakar Ali Bashah for the ultimate rites, respectively. 

The third day of operations right now noticed the involvement of 115 individuals together with civilians utilizing 5 boats belonging to the Hearth and Rescue Division and Civil Defence Pressure.

Within the incident at about 5pm on Friday, eight youngsters aged between 9 and 12 have been swept away by robust currents whereas they have been fishing on the river.

Certainly one of them survived, whereas seven drowned.

The 5 different victims who died within the incident have been siblings Shahrizat Abdullah, 12, and Shahrizwan, 10; Amirul Hakimi Khairul Amru, 9, Muhammad Iskandar Shah, 12, and Muhammad Aiman Fitri Md Asmadi, 12. - BERNAMA