Siblings Drown In Ipoh Public Pool After Sister Tries To Save Younger Brother

The sister was aged nine, while her brother was eight.

Cover image via Sin Chew Daily

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A pair of siblings drowned in a public swimming pool in Ipoh, Perak

The tragic incident happened on Sunday evening, 26 February.

According to Ipoh district police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan, his team received information regarding the drowning incident at 6.10pm and that investigators found the siblings, aged nine and eight, in the pool.

"They were taken to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in an ambulance and were pronounced dead by medical staff. The post-mortem [found that] the cause of death is drowning," he said in a statement.

It was reported that the sister had attempted to save her brother

According to a report in Sin Chew Daily yesterday, 27 February, the nine-year-old saw her younger brother drowning in the pool and jumped in to save him. Unfortunately, they both did not survive.

The police are now investigating whether the siblings went to the pool by themselves or with their parents.

"The case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(A) of the Child Act 2001 (Act 611) for negligence or neglect of responsibility by exposing a child in a manner likely to cause physical injury," he said.

He also advised everyone, especially parents and guardians, not to expose their children to activities unsupervised that may cause harm so as to avoid any unwanted tragedy.

Image via Sin Chew Daily

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