ALOR SETAR – Two people drowned, five were rescued while five others are still missing after a passenger boat on its way from Tanjung Dawai to Pantai Merdeka in Sungai Petani capsized today.
It is believed the boat ferrying 12 passengers experienced engine trouble before it keeled over at around 10.30am.
Kedah Fire and Rescue public relations officer Nur Hafizah Mohammad Lokman said a Search and Rescue (SAR) team arrived at the location about 30 minutes later.
The SAR for the missing victims were still underway, she said. – BERNAMA