SIBU (Bernama) – Two young schoolgirls drowned while taking a bath on Tuesday in Sungai Pasai Bon near the military camp at Km22.5 of the Ulu Oya Road.
Nursyazwani Izzati Mohd Salim, 12, and Audrey anak Walter, 10, both pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu 15 at the camp, were believed to have gone to bathe in the river between 4.30pm and 5pm.
Nursyazwani’s father, Mohd Salim Abdullah, 41, a military personnel, said a friend of his wife telephoned him of the tragedy at about 5pm.
He said he was informed that a military ambulance had taken the two girls to the Sibu Hospital.
He said he rushed there and a doctor told him his daughter had drowned.
Mohd Salim lodged a police report at the Sibujaya police station at 8.47pm.
Audrey’s father, Walter Beginda, 31, an offshore worker, said he was informed of the tragedy by a friend of his daughter.
Walter lodged a report at the same police station at about 10pm.
Sibu police chief ACP Mohd Kamal Kordi confirmed the case yesterday.