Bodies Of Two Sisters Swept Away By Waves In Terengganu Have Been Found

The sisters had been playing on the beach with their aunt.

Cover image via Bernama/Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS (Edited by SAYS)

The bodies of two of the three sisters who were swept away by waves on Teluk Lipat beach in Dungun, Terengganu yesterday, 30 December, have been found this morning

Bernama reported on its official Twitter page that eight-year-old Nurain Sufia Zawawi and her younger sister, five-year-old Nurain Sasabila were found by the Dungun Fire and Rescue Station early this morning.

The body of their eldest sister, 10-year-old Nurain Fatma, has not yet been found.

The three young girls had been playing on the beach with a relative yesterday, 30 December, before the incident happened at about 6.40pm

The girls and the parents, who hail from Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, were in the state to spend the holidays with their relatives.

Image via Bernama

"According to [the] initial report, Nurain Sasabila and her elder sister, Nurain Sufia were enjoying the breeze on the beach with their aunt," Dungun Fire and Rescue Station chief Asst Supt Saifuddin Muhammad told Bernama.

"It is understood that a huge wave came in and the children were swept towards the sea. The eldest sister, Nurain Fatma, tried to rescue her siblings but was also swept under the rising tide," he added.

The rescue team rushed to the scene when an alert of the incident came in at 7.09pm

A photo of the SAR base taken by a member of the public.

Image via Khaiwa Qyalara II/Facebook

"The SAR operation that has been underway since yesterday evening (30 December) involved 73 police officers, firemen, and the Civil Defence Department," Dungun OCPD Supt Baharudin Abdullah told Harian Metro today, 31 December.

"We are extending the search operation to a distance of 10km, which is five kilometres to the right and left of the beach to find the third victim," he added. 

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