Missing Man Found Dead After Villager Discovered A Submerged Myvi While Fishing


Cover image via Berita Harian

A man missing since Monday, 30 April has been found dead after a villager discovered a Perodua Myvi submerged in a canal near Kampung Paya Pasir, Kelantan yesterday, 2 May

According to Berita Harian, the villager received a rude shock when he was checking his trawl for fishes, only to discover a sunken Perodua Myvi instead. The incident happened at around 8am on Monday.

Tumpat Fire and Rescue Department personnel pulled out the car from the canal and recovered the deceased’s body at about 11am.

Mohd Faizal Syah Mohamed, 38, said his friend felt the roof of the car with his fishing equipment on Tuesday night but was too afraid to check

He said, "Initially my friend thought it was a piece of zinc floating in the water. Then, he moved closer to the 'zinc' and he felt what he believed was a car door's mirror.

"He told me about it the next morning and I went to the canal to retrieve my trawl. I moved closer to the floating object to inspect further. Once I knew the floating object was a car, I called the police. However, I did not know that there was a dead body inside the car."

Image via Kedah News

The victim was later identified as Loo Thong Hong, a man in his 50s, who used to live in the area. According to a friend, Loo had been missing since Monday night.

Tea Cheng Eng, 38, said, "The moment I heard about the news of a submerged car, I rushed over to the scene and was in disbelief to find out that the car belonged to my friend."

One family member of the victim who declined to be named said the family tried to contact the victim for the past two days but to no avail.

Loo's body has been taken and sent to Tumpat Hospital for post-mortem.

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