8-year-old child is believed to have drowned in the river

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo Bomba Perak

MUALLIM: An 8-year-old child is believed to have drowned after swimming in a river at Teratak River View Lubuk Hantu, Simpang 4 here this afternoon.

A spokesperson from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Perak said the Tanjung Malim Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) received a call to inform about the incident at 5.06pm before team members rushed to the location.

“On arrival at the location, the team received information from a witness that a boy who was swimming in the river was missing and believed to have drowned.

“The victim, Edward Grang Anak Jenggut, was wearing a black swimsuit with green spots at the time of the incident,” he said in a statement here today.

He said that until now the search and rescue work is being carried out with the villagers covering a distance of 30 metres from the location where the victim is believed to be missing.

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