IPOH: The wreckage of another excavator, buried in a quarry rockfall incident last March in Keramat Pulai, Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands here, was found by a search and rescue team on Tuesday (Sept 20).

Perak Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Muhamad Shahrizal Aris said the wreckage was found at about 5.02pm and the Tracker Dog Unit (K9) was dispatched to the location of the discovery.

“The search and rescue (SAR) operation was called off at 7pm and will resume on Wednesday at 8am,” he said in a brief statement on Tuesday.

Muhamad Shahrizal said 14 officers and personnel from the state Fire and Rescue Department operations division and the Simpang Pulai Fire and Rescue Station were involved in the SAR operation. They were assisted by police and Perak Minerals and Geosciences Department.

Perak Fire and Rescue Department Director Azmi Osman said the first wreckage of an excavator was found by the SAR team at 11.45am on Tuesday while the human skeletal remains and clothes were found about half an hour later.

In the March 8 incident, two quarry workers, identified as Itam Lasoh, 43, and Kheow Loo Siew Soon, 49, were believed to have been buried under a rubble of rocks. – Bernama