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Semporna boat capsize incident: Rescuers find bodies of last two victims

Semporna boat capsize incident: Rescuers find bodies of last two victims

SEMPORNA, April 16 ― The bodies of the last two victims of the boat capsize incident in the waters off Kampung Tandoan, Pulau Timbun Mata on Thursday, were found floating near the scene this morning. This brings the total casualties of the incident to seven people out of 21 passengers of the...

Semporna boat capsize incident: Rescuers find bodies of last two victims Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 01:16 PM MYT SEMPORNA, April 16 ― The bodies of the last two victims of the boat capsize incident in the waters off Kampung Tandoan, Pulau Timbun Mata on Thursday, were found floating near the scene this morning.Five drown after boat capsizes in Semporna Friday, 15 Apr 2022 11:38 AM MYT SEMPORNA, April 15 — Five individuals were found drowned when a pump boat carrying 20 passengers capsized off Pulau Tandoan, Timbun Mata near here late yesterday.Telegram channel for the latest updates.The victims, aged between one and 33 years old, were recovered immediately after the boat capsized off Pulau Timbun Mata about 4km from mainland Semporna late Thursday (April 14) night.

This brings the total casualties of the incident to seven people out of 21 passengers of the boat.Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director for the Semporna Maritime Zone, Maritime Commander Norrimi Hassan, said the victims, Noranis Harimalam, 14, and Aiman, 7, were found simultaneously by villagers at 7.He said the victims still missing were identified as 14-year-old girl, known as Noranis, and a six-year-old boy, known only as Aiman, both from Kampung Sungai Nakit near here.50am.50pm today and would be remanded for further investigation, “Police have opened an investigation paper under Section 304A of the Penal Code for causing death by negligence.“The victims’ bodies were sent to the Semporna Hospital for further action,” he told reporters when contacted.“All the 20 passengers in the boat are believed to be locals and they were from Kampung Bakung Bakung going to Kampung Tandoan.Yesterday, Semporna district police chief Supt Mohd Farhan Lee Abdullah said five passengers died, while 14 others were rescued by villagers.He said initial investigations indicated that the boat could have been overloaded and was also affected by bad sea and weather conditions.

He said the 64-year-old skipper of the pump boat was also detained yesterday to assist in the investigation under Section 304A of the Penal Code for causing death by negligence.He also said that the search and rescue (SAR) operation was activated at 11.He said police will look into all aspects of the incident, adding that the passengers had boarded the boat at Kampung Bakung Bakung and were on their way to Kampung Tandoan, Pulau Timbun Mata.― Bernama You May Also Like.

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