JOHOR BAHARU: Two brothers whose birthday falls on the same day (July 7) and a friend were found drowned at a retention pond at a construction site in Taman Cahaya Masai, near Pasir Gudang today.
Johor Fire and Rescue Department Department assistant director of operations Mohd Rizal Buang said they were alerted about the case at 7.15pm and a rescue team arrived at the scene 20 minutes later.
He said the victims were siblings Hafiy Iman Hazrul Izwan, eight, and Mikael Hazrul Izwan, six and their friend Airil Iskandar Hamran, eight, all
from Taman Cahaya Masai.
“According to a witness, they had gone to a 15-feet deep retention pond located about 200 metres from their homes after a heavy downpour and are
believed to have fallen into it after slipping while walking on a sloping path,” he said.
Mohd Rizal said a diving team found Hafiy Iman’s body at 7.49pm, Mikael’s 40 minutes later followed by Airil Iskandar 10 minutes thereafter.
Their bodies were sent to the Sultan Ismail Hospital here. – BERNAMA