2 teenagers drown at waterfall

DUNGUN: Two 16-year-old boys drowned at Lubuk Kain waterfall in Kampung Syukur here when having a picnic with 13 friends.

The victims were Muhammad Arif Haikal Amran, of Kampung Padang Kemunting, Kuala Nerus, and Muhammad Hafiz Asran of Kampung Pak Tuyu, Kuala Terengganu.

It was learnt Hafiz had jumped into the pool and was seen struggling in the water about 1pm. Arif dived in to help but both disappeared in the water.

Bandar Al Muktaffi Billah Shah Fire and Rescue station head Jasrawi Awang said the station received a call at 2.40pm. When firemen arrived at the spot, the bodies of both victims had been recovered by members of the public.

“The bodies of both victims were handed over to police for further action,” he said.

Manwhile, in Kuching, a 13-year-old boy was found drowned in a four-metre deep pool along a river near Kampung Landeh, Batu 10 Padawan, near here late this evening.

A Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the body of John Allfeus Anak Kassim of Kem Penrissen Batu 8, Kuching, was found at 7pm.

“According to a caller, the boy was bathing with his friends when he suddenly disappeared in the river,” the spokesman said.