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Helicopter Crash: One More Body Found

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KUCHING – One more body believed to be related to Thursday’s helicopter crash has been found by the search and rescue team in Lingga, Batang Lupar.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department assistant director Farhan Sufyan Borhan confirmed that the body was found at 8.34am on Saturday.

The body, which was still strapped to the seat, was found near Seduku Island, about 10km from the search and rescue operations centre.

The remains were flown to Kuching at about 9.55am by Nuri helicopter.

On Friday, the body of Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon was found at the riverbank of Batang Lupar.

She was travelling with her husband Asmuni Abdullah, Kuala Kangsar MP and Malaysian Palm Oil Board member Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Sundaran Annamalai and personal bodyguard Ahmad Sobri Harun, as well as the pilot of the flight, Captain Rudolf Rex Ragas.

Noriah was buried at her hometown in Batu 12, Sg Burong, Tanjung Karang at 1.45am on Saturday. – Bernama/The Star

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