Close ↓
Firemen retrieving the body of Lana Ismail, who was drowned in the Sungai Bekok raft tragedy. Pix by Hairul Anuar Abd Rahim

BATU PAHAT: Rescuers found the fourth and last body in the raft tragedy involving a family in Sungai Bekok, Yong Peng, near here today.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel recovered the body of Lana Ismail, 55, at about 8.10am today.

She had been missing for more than 17 hours after the incident in which a family of 10 used a raft to cross the river.

Yesterday, the body of Mohd Aiman Arif Hairaddin, 10, was recovered at 8.40pm near the site of the incident.

The bodies of another two children, Muhammad Iman Naqiudin Nas Izhar, 2, and Muhammad Ikhwan Nasaruddin Nas Izhar, 10 months old, had been found right after the incident at 2.30pm yesterday.

Six other family members were saved.

Yong Peng Fire and Rescue station operations commander Wan Fareezudin Wan Hussein confirmed the discovery of Lana's body this morning.

He said the search operations has also ceased.

Close ↓