Seri Kembangan water surge: Search concludes, missing girl found in mining pool

Search ends in heartbreak

MUHAMMAD  AMINNURALIFF
MUHAMMAD AMINNURALIFF
02 Apr 2024 03:36pm
Fire and rescue locates body of missing child in Putra Perdana. - Photo courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department
Fire and rescue locates body of missing child in Putra Perdana. - Photo courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department
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SERDANG - The body of a four-year-old Indonesian girl, Riska Amelia, was located today, the last victim recovered from a monsoon drain fishing incident in Kota Perdana, Seri Kembangan.

Riska was swept away by strong currents along with her family on Sunday.

After a three-day search, her body was discovered in a mining pool near Jalan Puchong-Cyberjaya, Putra Perdana, approximately seven kilometres from the original location.

Serdang district police chief Assistant Commissioner A.A. Anbalagan, said that authorities received information from Putra Perdana residents regarding the discovery.

"The Fire and Rescue Department retrieved the body at 9am using a boat.

"The father identified Riska before she was transported to Serdang Hospital for autopsy," he said in a statement today.

The tragedy struck on Sunday when a family outing for fishing turned deadly.

Three family members drowned, while two others survived.

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The survivors were Ahmad Suriadi, 40 (father), and Mohd Alif, 9 (son).

The deceased included Juliana, 38 (mother), Mohd Diham, 10 (son), and Riska Amelia, 4 (daughter).

According to the father's account, they arrived for a casual fishing trip around 330pm.

Initial conditions were favourable, with shallow water and clear weather.

However, a sudden downpour caused strong currents that dislodged them from the concrete drain, plunging them into deeper water (approximately 1.2 metres).