Sultan of Selangor expresses condolences to family members of firemen
Last Update: 05/10/2018
SHAH ALAM, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and his consort have expressed their condolences to the widows and family members of firemen who died in a search and rescue operation at a mining pool in Puchong, Selangor, on Wednesday.
"I and the Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin wish to express our sympathy and condolences to the widows and family members of the six firemen who were killed while carrying out their duties.
"Indeed, the sacrifice of these heroes is a noble virtue," he said through a post on the Royal Selangor Office’s Facebook page today.
The Sultan said that to ease the burden, the Selangor Zakat Board would also be handing over donations to the family members.
In the incident at about 9.15 pm, six personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department’s Water Rescue Unit were killed while conducting a search for a 17-year-old boy who had fallen into the mining pool.