KUALA KRAI: Two Thai teenagers drowned and one is still missing after they were swept away by strong currents in Sungai Kelantan near the Kampung Pasir Kelang Ferry Terminal here.
Kuala Krai district police chief Supt Suzaimi Mohammad said the body of the first victim, a girl known as Nikallia, 15, was found by villagers at 6.30pm Friday (May 27).
He said the body of the second victim, Nihadle, 13, a boy, was found at 9pm while the third, a 15-year-old girl known as Kunabeela, is still missing.
“The three victims, who were related, had gone fishing with two other relatives near the ferry terminal jetty.
“At 4.30pm, the three decided to go for a dip in the river and were swept away by strong currents.
“Their relatives who witnessed the incident sought the assistance of villagers to rescue the victims,” he said.
Supt Suzaimi said search and rescue (SAR) efforts were carried out at 5.30pm.
“The operation will resume tomorrow at 7am and will be joined by the Civil Defence Force and local residents,” he added. – Bernama