October 4, 2022

Six-year-old feared drowned after falling into river

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KUANTAN (Bernama): A six-year-old girl is feared drowned after skidding and falling into the river at Kampung Pagar, Penjom in Kuala Lipis near here Monday (Dec 2).

Lipis district police chief Supt Azli Mohd Noor said the victim, known only as Dhia Atila, was believed to have fallen at 10.25am, when attempting to wash her hands at the riverbank.

“It is learnt that the victim and seven friends had gone to a farm belonging to a father of one of her friends near the river when she and two others fell into the river when washing their hands.

“A rubber tapper quickly launched his boat into the river to save the victims after hearing shouts for help.

“However, he was only able to retrieve two of the children, ’’ he said when contacted by Bernama here Monday.

Azli said a search and rescue operation (SAR) was being conducted comprising police, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force and villagers. – Bernama