LAST 2 VICTIMS LAID TO REST
Boys’ bodies were found by anglers and rescue team
THE remains of Mohd Ikhwan Mohd Ridhuan and Muhammad Aiman Kamarul, who drowned on Friday, were recovered and laid to rest here yesterday.
The two went missing after being swept away while fishing with six friends at Sungai SKC near Kampung Timah here.
In the 5.20pm incident on Friday, five drowned while Ikhwan and Aiman were reported as missing. One victim survived.
The first victim to be found yesterday was 10-year-old Ikhwan whose body was retrieved from the riverbank of Sungai Selangor at 10.20am, 6km away from where he went missing.
The body of Aiman, 12, was found at 1.15pm near a water pump 13km from where he went missing.
The five confirmed dead earlier are brothers Shahrizwan Abdullah, 10, and Shahrizat, 12, Mohd Iskandar Shah Abdullah, 11, Mohd Aiman Fitri Md Asmadi, 12, and Amirul Hakimi Khairul Amru, 9.
Ikhwan and Aiman were buried side by side at the Bukit Beruntung Muslim Cemetery here after asar prayers.
Hulu Selangor district police chief R. Supramaniam said Ikhwan’s father, Mohd Ridhuan Abdullah, identified his son’s body at the Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital after the Hulu Selangor Fire and Rescue Department personnel fished the body out from Sungai Selangor.
“Ikhwan’s father identified his son based on the clothes and his physique as he could not recognise the face,” said Supramaniam yesterday.
Supramaniam said Aiman’s 21year-old brother identified his sibling’s remains at the hospital.
He said Aiman’s body was found floating by a group of anglers who later alerted the authorities.
“Our search was focused within the 5km radius but I believed strong currents must have swept the bodies further away,” he said.
Kuala Kubu Bharu Fire and Rescue Department chief Kamil Hamadan said a 10-men searchand-rescue team on two boats spotted Ikhwan’s body on the riverbanks of Sungai Selangor.
He said 192 personnel took part in the joint SAR operation to locate the two missing children. Page 1 pic: Father of late
Mohd Ikhwan, Mohd Ridhuan Abdullah (right), consoling griefstricken Kamarul Ariffin Osman, who lost his son Muhammad Aiman in the fishing tragedy, in Bukit Beruntung yesterday. PIC
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Friends and relatives attending the burial of Muhammad Aiman Kamarul and Mohd Ikhwan Mohd Ridhuan in Bukit Beruntung yesterday.