Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Body of drowned Cambodian found

The Star On Line
Wednesday June 18, 2008

KOTA BARU: The body of a Cambodian citizen who drowned in Banggol River near Kampung Bunga Mas on Friday was found on Sunday morning at 8.40am.

Kota Baru Fire and Rescue officer Mohd Shukri Ismail said the victim, Maliki Abdullah, 28, was found 5km from the spot where he had jumped into the river.

“His body was found floating in the river by three firemen in a search operation early this morning,” he said.

He said the body was sent to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital for a post–mortem.
Earlier, two Cambodian nationals dived into Banggol River after spotting Immigration officers in an area where they were playing volleyball with friends.

They were feared drowned.

The body of Sekeri Salleh, 23, was found at 9.20am on Saturday at the base of the river, about 50m from a fish cage.

Sekeri's body was claimed by his cousin and buried in the Badang Muslim Cemetery near Pantai Cahaya Bulan. – Bernama

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