PEKAN, Oct 15 – Two 6 year-old boys drowned when they slipped and fell into a drain while on their way to Quran class at Permatang Cengkheroh, Kampung Merchong near here, yesterday.
The boys – cousins Muhamad Akif Aiman Adnan and Mohamad Alif Nazim Sabri – were walking along with three other young relatives when the accident occurred. One of the children immediately alerted their family at their nearby house.
“The victims’ uncle and several villagers dove into the water in search of the boys.
“They found the victims at the bottom of the drain,” said Pekan district deputy police chief Deputy Superintendent Mohd Zaidi Mat Zin, who added that the drain had been flooded with up to six feet of water.
The boys were rushed to the Nenasi Clinic, where they were confirmed dead by a medical officer.
Their remains were taken to the Pekan Hospital at 4.30pm for post-mortems, Zaidi added. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd