Rain didn’t stop prayers for boys’ safe return
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.