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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

Monitor recreational centres, authorities told

Bukit Belukar Waterfall-www.visit-terengganu.net
Bukit Belukar Waterfall-www.visit-terengganu.net

KUALA TERENGGANU:  Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman today expressed his condolences to the family of five victims who drowned in the Belukar Bukit waterfall here this afternoon.

Following the incident, Ahmad Razif called on authorities to intensify monitoring at all recreational centres and national parks in the state, especially during school holidays and the monsoon season.

“My condolences to the victims’ family, I will instruct the relevant authorities and district councils to enhance security at all recreational centres, national parks as well as picnic areas,” he told Bernama through a Whatsapp message here today.

Ahmad Razif, who is on an official visit to Johor, also advised members of the public, especially visitors from outside Terengganu to be careful when swimming in river or sea during the monsoon season.

Five in a family drowned in the Belukar Bukit waterfall here today.

The victims, who were from Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, were identified as Abdul Halim Samian, 44, his wife Nurul [email protected] Awang, 39, and their three children Nurul Arifah, 16, Nurul Aina, 11, and Nurul Izah, 10.

The couple’s nine-year-old son, Mohd Hasif, was the sole survivor of the incident. – BERNAMA

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