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34 UiTM Students Who Went Missing In Tanjung Malim Forest Have Been Found

The group was found at 2.50am this morning, 26 October.

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32 students and staff members of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) who went missing while conducting jungle trekking activities in Tanjung Malim, Perak have been found

The group was found at 2.50am today, 26 October, and were successfully brought out of the jungle by 5.15am.

Authorities said the group was found in a fatigued state, while two members of the group were reported to have breathing difficulties and another suffered from leg cramps.

The search and rescue mission was conducted by Tanjung Malim Fire and Rescue Department and involved 46 firemen, eight policemen, and five Malaysia Civil Defence Department personnel.

Authorities said the group could not find their way out of the jungle due to dark weather and high water currents

The 32 students were undergoing a course by Outdoor Pro Group Consultancy Kuala Lumpur, facilitated by four trainers.

Because we had to cross a river with a depth of up to the chest, we brought out all the victims with the 'tensiones diagener' method that uses rope.
Tanjung Malim Fire and Rescue Department head Muhammad Husaini Mohamad Zam

"However, two more rivers only involved 'river crossing'," he told Bernama.

It was initially reported that a group of 34 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) students were feared missing yesterday, 25 October

The search and rescue mission was launched soon after the report was made at 6.25pm.

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