KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian army headquarters today confirmed that a captain who is believed to have been washed away by floodwaters
in the United States has been found dead.
It said in a statement that the body of Capt Hasman Hussin, who was reported missing last Saturday in the floods in Pulaski County, Missouri, was found on Monday.
The body was found at 11am on Dec 28 (1am on Dec 29 in Malaysia) and had been taken to the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital, it said.
The statement said that the families of Hasman and his wife were informed of the find by a senior army officer who visited the respective homes in Masjid Tanah, Melaka, and Felda Palong, Negeri Sembilan, today.
The army was making arrangements to fly close relatives of Hasman to the United States for identification of the body, it said.
“Arrangements are being made to bring back the remains as soon as possible with the cooperation of the Malaysian Embassy in the United States and the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur,” the statement said.
It said the Malaysian Armed Forces and the Malaysian army expressed condolences to the family of the captain.
Hasman, who was attending a course at Fort Leonard Wood since Oct 1, was reported missing after the vehicle he was travelling in with four college mates was washed away by floodwaters in Missouri.
His college mates also died in the accident. – BERNAMA