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ALOR SETAR – A standard three pupil who fell at a mooring near Taman Tabung Haji, Kepala Batas, has been found drowned this evening, said the Kedah Fire and Rescue Department.

Its operation commander, Senior Fire Officer II Mohamad Shukri Zulkapri said the body of Muhammad Haziq Amsyar Shahril, 9, was found about 15 metres from the location he was reported to have fallen at 5.45pm.

“We received an emergency call at 4.03pm and arrived at the location about 20 minutes later. The search operation had been conducted using the grapping iron method,” he told Bernama, here today.

Mohamad Shukri said the area was flooded due heavy rain over the past few days.

The body was handed over to police and then to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for a post-mortem. – BERNAMA

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