Boy drowns while cleaning himself in river

Date Posted : Wednesday 04-Dec-2013

ASAJAYA: A seven-year-old boy drowned while cleaning himself at a river bank at Kampung Tambirat Ulu.

According to a villager who requested anonymity, the deceased, Syafizul Izwan, was cleaning himself after passing motion at the river bank when he lost his footing and fell into the river at around 4.00pm.

The villager said he and several villagers rushed to the scene to save him after seeing the boy fell into the river.

The boy, who was not breathing at the time he was rescued, was then rushed to a clinic nearby where he pronounced dead by a doctor.

The deceased’s remains were taken to the Sarawak General Hospital mortuary.


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