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Bodies Of Two Sarawakian Boys Who Drowned In Sungai Rajang Found

Bodies Of Two Sarawakian Boys Who Drowned In Sungai Rajang Found

The two teenagers who drowned were among five who had been hanging out near the wharf on Friday.

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The bodies of two teenage boys feared drowned last Friday (12 May) while playing in Sungai Rajang were found yesterday (14 May) near Durin.

The boys were said to have been playing with three other friends at the Old Durin Wharf (Jeti Lama Bazaar Sg Durin) and drowned because they couldn’t swim.

As reported by The Borneo Post, Sibu Civil Defence Force (APM) officer Wan Mohd Jabir Wan Mohd Barudin said that the bodies were found by the villagers within a five km radius of the location of the incident.

The deceased were identified as Justin Siaw and Kong Wei Heng, both aged 15 and the search and operation (SAR) which entered its third day yesterday, was concluded.

“The first body was found at about 7.35 am and the second body was recovered at about 8.50 am.

“Both victims were later identified by their family members and their bodies were handed over to the police,” he added.

(Credit: Sibu APM / Facebook)

According to earlier reports, the five youngsters were hanging out at the wharf around 4 pm on Friday. Three boys were playing in the river while two girls were playing with their smartphones near the wharf.

They played there because the water was not high at the time. However, the two boys walked further away from the wharf and realised that the river was getting deeper. They were swept away.

As they couldn’t swim, the third boy who did, tried to save them but failed as both of them combined were too heavy for him.

He himself was almost dragged to the bottom of the river but was luckily saved by his sister who jumped in to drag him out. Unfortunately, the two victims vanished soon after that.

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