Foreigner missing, another injured in Brunei River boat accident

|     Hakim Hayat     |

A FOREIGN national remains missing while another passenger sustained injuries following a mishap between two passenger boats at the Brunei River yesterday.

The accident occurred near the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge, according to the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

One passenger boat was carrying three foreigners while the other had two passengers who are reportedly unharmed.

Police in their statement did not disclose the nationalities of the foreigners. According to initial reports from the Fire and Rescue Department, the missing passenger is believed to be a Nepalese.

Search and rescue operations involving the Marine Police, Fire and Rescue Department and personnel from the Kampong Ayer Police Station are underway.

Police said the missing passenger was not wearing a life jacket and urged the public to relay information or suspicious discoveries around the vicinity to the police hotline 993 or the nearest police station.

Search and rescue operations in progress. – RBPF