JOHOR BAHARU – Two girls drowned while bathing in a lake in Taman Nusa Damai, Masai, here yesterday.
Seri Alam police chief Supt Abdul Samad Salleh said the bodies of the two victims, Nurdiana Nurhassan, 11 and Yubis anak Simol, 10, were found by the rescue team at the lake at 10.20 pm.
“Their bodies had been identified by their respective families,” he said.
Abdul Samad said the two bodies were taken to the Sultan Ismail Hospital here for post-mortem.
Nurdiana and Yunis who lived in Taman Scientex here were said to have gone for a bath at the lake which was located about two kilometres from their homes.
The police were alerted about the incident by one of the victim’s mothers at 6.30 pm before a search and rescue operation was mounted by the firefighters, police and the public. – BERNAMA