KUANTAN: A teenage girl inspecting a freshly dug well died when the walls collapsed on her near her house in Lanchang, Temerloh.

Temerloh district police chief ACP Mohd Azhar Mohd Yusoff said they received a report from the victim’s father at 3.34pm on Friday (Dec 23).

He said in the 11am incident, the victim’s father had asked his 15-year-old daughter to repair the newly dug 3m-deep well.

“They pulled out the victim and rushed her to a nearby Health Clinic for treatment but she was confirmed dead by the medical team,” he said in a statement Friday night.

Mohd Azhar said the victim’s remains were sent to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital, Temerloh for a post-mortem exam.

“A detailed investigation will be carried out and witness statements will be taken to complete the investigation,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001. – Bernama