TAWAU: A teenage girl drowned after saving her brother who had fallen into a pond in Kampung Hidayat, Jalan Apas, here today.
Tawau Fire and Rescue chief Mohd Razali Awang Ahmad said Norimah Arman,17, had saved her five year-old brother but slipped back into the pond.
“We received a report about the incident at 7.50am and sent a rescue team to the scene. Her body was found at 8.27am,” he said in a statement.
He added that Norimah and her younger brother were washing clothes by the pond when the incident happened and that she was not a very good swimmer.
The victim’s body was handed over to the police for further action. – BERNAMA