NIBONG TEBAL: A Myanmar man has drowned after he fell into a canal while fishing with three of his countrymen in Kampung Bagan Buaya
Changkat in Sungai Bakap here.
The body of Aung Hee Lai, 35, was found at 10.48pm yesterday not far from where he had fallen into the canal at about 3pm, Penang Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Mohd Saufi Zakaria said today.
The department launched a search-and-rescue mission at about 8pm after being informed of the incident, he said.
The body was sent to the Sungai Bakap Hospital, he added. Hee Lai had reportedly fallen into the canal at about 3pm but his friends
only informed the authorities four hours later after failing to find him on their own, said Mohd Saufi. -BERNAMA