Well-digger buried alive in newly-dug well

KOTA BARU: A well-digger was buried alive while lowering a cement ring into a newly dug well at the Kampung Gelam Mosque, Tok Uban, in  Pasir Mas yesterday.

Pasir Mas Fire and Rescue Station operations commander Adnan Mat Juri said the victim was identified as Mohamad Khairul Jeffry Maarof,  aged 23.

He said a team of 10 firefighters from the station rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 5.54 pm yesterday.

"On arriving at the scene at 6.17pm, the victim was found to have been buried in a six metre-deep well," he said when contacted late yesterday.

Adnan said the victim was brought up with the help of the public at 7.15pm and pronounced dead by medical personnel.

The body was then handed to the police for further action, he said. – BERNAMA

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