HUTAN MELINTANG – The body of one more victim of the boat capsize incident off Sabak Bernama waters was found, bringing the total toll to 15 bodies, believed to be all Indonesian nationals.
Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the body of a man in his 40s was found by local fishermen about 9.25pm, two hours before arriving at the Hutan Melintang jetty.
He said the search and rescue operation was suspended at 7 pm and would be continued tomorrow morning.
To date, 13 females and two males drowned, while 19 (18 males and one female) were rescued after a boat believed to be carrying 70 people capsized about nine nautical miles south west of Tanjong Sauh in the waters off Selangor, Thursday morning.
The 40-foot boat was heading towards Tanjung Balai in Indonesia from Sungai Kuala Bernam. – BERNAMA