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December 07, 2017 23:57 PM

12-year-old Boy Drowns While Fishing

SEREMBAN, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- A 12-year-old boy drowned in a river near his house at Jalan Sawah Kampung Bengkahulu, near Gemas this evening.

Gemas Fire and Rescue Station chief Syed Ammar Syed Abas said the victim, Muhammad Amjad Ashraf Nor Aza, had slipped into the fast-flowing river when catching fish with fourfriends on a rainy day.

"We received an emergency call at 4.22pm and reached the location about 10 minutes later. The victim's body was found about 100 metres from the location he was reported to have fallen. He was sent to the GemasHealth Clinic and pronounced dead by the medical officer there," he told Bernamahere today.

In an other incident,a man drowned in a mining pond in Kampung Kurnia Jaya, near a Hardcore Poor Housing Project in Kamunting, Taiping, at about 1pm yesterday.

Taiping acting police chiefSuptRazlam Ab Hamidsaid the body of thecarpenter, identified asMohdShah RizalAhmad, 31, was recovered by locals and brought to the Taiping Hospital.

The hospital confirmed that the victim died due to drowning and that no foul play was involved in his death.

"The victim had earlier gathered Selomleaves with his friend,BadrulHishamMat Alifiah, 41.

"They were swimming across thepond to return home after gathering the leaves when BadrulHisham, who was swimming in front, realised that the victim was missing and called for help from the villagers," said Razlam.



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