Seven missing children found safe and huddled together in Kota Belud forest

8/8/2022 5:06:00 PM

KOTA KINABALU: Seven children, who were missing for 16 hours in a forested area in Sabah's northern Kota Belud district, were found safe and huddled together but in a weak state.

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A group of seven youngsters including three disabled, who got lost in the forest in Kota Belud , Sabah for 16 hours while walking to a road construction site last week, was found safe but weak. Read more at

KOTA KINABALU: Seven children, who were missing for 16 hours in a forested area in Sabah 's northern Kota Belud district, were found safe and huddled together but in a weak state.

Kampung Kebayu Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) chairman Lery Joba Midih said all them of them were weak as they had not eaten anything since Sunday afternoon.Three of the seven children were persons with disabilities."When they were found, they were all safe but in a weak state, probably because they hadn't eaten since yesterday afternoon.

"They said they wanted to see a road construction area near Kampung Kubang here, but got lost in the forest," he said.Lery said according to the children, they decided not to try and return home once it got dark and spent the night in the forest.

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The five children and two teenagers, aged three to 15, were reported missing since 3.The five children and two teenagers, aged three to 15, were reported missing since 3.Credit: Sabah Fire and Rescue Department KOTA KINABALU : Seven teenagers and children who were reported missing in Kampung Kebayau, Kota Belud last night, have been found safe early today.The five children and two teenagers, aged three to 15, were reported missing since 3.

30pm on Sunday (Aug 7) were found in the forest of Kampung Kubang at 7.30am Monday (Aug 8) by search and rescue teams.30am Monday (Aug 8) by search and rescue teams. Kampung Kebayu Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) chairman Lery Joba Midih said all them of them were weak as they had not eaten anything since Sunday afternoon. “The Kota Belud fire and rescue station received a report about the missing children at 10. Three of the seven children were persons with disabilities. Three of the seven children were persons with disabilities. "When they were found, they were all safe but in a weak state, probably because they hadn't eaten since yesterday afternoon. "When they were found, they were all safe but in a weak state, probably because they hadn't eaten since yesterday afternoon.

"They said they wanted to see a road construction area near Kampung Kubang here, but got lost in the forest," he said. "They said they wanted to see a road construction area near Kampung Kubang here, but got lost in the forest," he said. It said a search and rescue operation was launched immediately after receiving the report and all of them were found safe in a fatigued state at 7. Lery said according to the children, they decided not to try and return home once it got dark and spent the night in the forest. "They stayed together, cuddling each other," he added. "They stayed together, cuddling each other," he added. A Sabah Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the second day of search operations began at 7.30 am.16am.16am.16am.

He said all the victims were found in a forested area and were immediately brought back to Kampung Kebayau for further action. "They were handed over to paramedics and rushed to Hospital Kota Belud for examination and treatment," he said, adding that the rescue operation ended at 9. "They were handed over to paramedics and rushed to Hospital Kota Belud for examination and treatment," he said, adding that the rescue operation ended at 9.30am. The children's disappearance was reported by family members after they failed to return home by nightfall. The children's disappearance was reported by family members after they failed to return home by nightfall. All of them were reportedly last seen together at 3pm on Sunday at a grocery store in the village. All of them were reportedly last seen together at 3pm on Sunday at a grocery store in the village.

It is understood that four of the missing victims are siblings, namely Freddy Kerinsuk, 15; Arni Kerinsuk, 13; Alistar Kerinsuk, nine; and Royce Kerinsuk, three. It is understood that four of the missing victims are siblings, namely Freddy Kerinsuk, 15; Arni Kerinsuk, 13; Alistar Kerinsuk, nine; and Royce Kerinsuk, three. The other three are Mecklorn Datine, 12; Elson Evan Lie Willie, 11; and Elcy Jackter, five. Article type: free . Article type: free.