Two boys drown in Kinarut
Published on: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
By: Jeremy S Zabala
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Two boys drown in Kinarut
The place where the boys are believed to have drowned.
PAPAR: Two boys, aged 12 and 13, drowned while swimming during an outing with their family members to search for molluscs in Kinarut, here, Monday.

District Police Chief DSP Kamaruddin Ambo Sakka said the incident occurred around 3pm at a roadside tributary off Jalan Beringis-Kawang.

He said based on initial investigations, the Primary Five and Six pupils of SK Kawang Papar were searching for molluscs with their mother and grandmother when they decided to go for a swim.

“The women then realised the boys were unconscious in the water,” he said.

“The mother asked for help from passers-by while the grandmother ran back home to Kampung Kawang not too far away to get more help from villagers.

“With their help, the boys were then removed from the tributary,” he added.

Supt Kamaruddin said they rushed the boys to the hospital but the victims were believed to have died on the way.

Police have ruled out foul play at the moment, he said, adding the incident has been classified as sudden death.

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