Rain didn’t stop prayers for boys’ safe re­turn

New Straits Times - - News -

RAWANG: The down­pour did lit­tle to stop a group of Kam­pung Timah SKC res­i­dents and Bukit Berun­tung tah­fiz stu­dents from per­form­ing so­lat ha­jat to pray for the safety of two miss­ing boys — Muham­mad Ai­man Ka­marul and Mohd Ikhwan Mohd Rid­huan — who were swept away by strong cur­rents while fish­ing in a trib­u­tary on Fri­day even­ing.

The prayers were per­formed on a plat­form un­der a tent near where the boys were be­lieved to have been swept away and near the op­er­a­tion cen­tre of the Se­lan­gor Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment, Hulu Se­lan­gor po­lice and other agen­cies.

The sec­ond day of the searc­hand-res­cue mis­sion for the boys was called off at 7pm yes­ter­day. It will re­sume at 8am to­day.

Se­lan­gor Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment as­sis­tant direc­tor of oper­a­tions Mohd Sani Harul said yes­ter­day’s op­er­a­tion was 90 per cent fo­cused on Sungai Se­lan­gor and 10 per cent along the trib­u­tary.

“We have de­ployed three boats. My men are car­ry­ing out a sur­face search for the boys, and five scuba divers are car­ry­ing out an un­der­wa­ter search,” he told the New Sun­day Times yes­ter­day.

Two Labradors — Hardy and Joe, both 10 — were also de­ployed for the op­er­a­tion.

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