Thursday, 10 September 2015

One more body in boat capsize tragedy found

The body of another victim in last Thursday’s boat capsize tragedy in Sabak Bernam waters, was found yesterday evening, bringing the number of fatalities to 64.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s (MMEA) Klang district director of operations, Maritime Commander Mohamad Faaiz Mohd Nor @ Samah said the body of the male adult was discovered around 6pm, about 52.3 km or six nautical miles from the location of the incident.

“The body was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital. We will continue with our search operation today to find the bodies of the remaining victims.

“If no more bodies are found, we will consider whether to still continue or end the search operation, depending on the directive from our headquarters,” he said at a press conference, here, today.

Mohamad Faaiz said the search operation, which entered its seventh day today, was now focused towards the south, from the Sabak Bernam waters to the Kuala Selangor waters, using two boats and a ship belonging to the MMEA.

Last Thursday, a 40-foot boat carrying several Indonesians, believed to be illegals, capsized while on its way from Kuala Sungai Bernam to Tanjong Balai, Indonesia.

There were only 20 survivors in the tragedy.

Thursday 10 September 2015


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