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Infant drowns in Kota Belud
Published on: Monday, October 10, 2022
By: R Gonzales
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Infant drowns in Kota Belud
In the incident at about 2pm this afternoon, all the boat passengers compromise four adult men, three adult women and three children were said to be on their way from Pulau Mantanani to Kampung Rampayan Laut.
KOTA BELUD: The body of an infant boy who sank with nine others on a boat at the mouth of the Nanamun river near Kampung Rampayan Laut was found on Saturday.

Muhammad Hayrul Sufyan Fian, 1, was found by villagers before he was confirmed dead by Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM).

Kota Belud District Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) chief, Muhammad Syazwan Latun, said they received the call regarding the incident at 2.22pm.

He said a total of three members including Auxiliary Fire Officers rushed to the scene with a Toyota Vigo four-wheel drive utility vehicle, a lifeboat and an Emergency Service Assistance Unit (EMRS)

“The fire brigade carried out a search and rescue (SAR) operation for the victims in cooperation with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the villagers.

“The villagers then informed the authorities regarding the discovery of the victim not far from the location of the boat believed to have sunk,” he said, when contacted.

According to him, the victim’s body was handed over to the police for further action.

In the incident at about 2pm this afternoon, all the boat passengers compromise four adult men, three adult women and three children were said to be on their way from Pulau Mantanani to Kampung Rampayan Laut.

However, while on the way, the boat capsized and caused a victim to disappear before being found drowned.

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