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PM extends condolence­s to firemen’s kin


PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday expressed his condolence­s to the families of six firemen who drowned during a search-andrescue mission in Puchong on Wednesday night.

He urged the families and their next of kin to remain strong during this trying period.

“We will look into (possible) aid for the families,” he said after the launch of the 6th Asean Ministeria­l Meeting on Disaster Management here.

Six members of the Selangor Underwater Rescue Department drowned while attempting to find a teenager who fell into a mining pool in Taman Putra Perdana near here. The men were from the Shah Alam and Port Klang Fire and Rescue stations.

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