Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Firefighter Who Lost Consciousness During Rescue Operation Dies Early Thursday

MELAKA, Oct 21 — The Melaka Tengah Fire and Rescue Department firefighter who lost consciousness during a flood rescue operation at Kampung Sungai Putat, Ayer Keroh died early today.

Melaka Fire and Rescue Department director Asst Comm Abu Bakar Katain said Mohd Diya Che Jusoh, 46, breathed last at 3.11 am today at the Emergency and Trauma Department of the Melaka Hospital here.

“The remains will be buried at the Masjid An-Nur Cemetery, Krubong, at 10 am today.

“The staff of the Melaka Fire and Rescue Department convey their condolences and are saddened by the incident,” he said in a statement today.

In the incident which occurred at about 5.30 pm yesterday,  Mohd Diya was believed to have been securing a line in a flood area to help evacuate Kampung Sungai Putat residents from their dwellings when he suddenly lost consciousness and fell into the swift chest-high flood waters.

Other firefighters who witnessed the incident took about 10 minutes to rescue him and get him to safety.

Sources: BERNAMA

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Founder and President of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, died today. He was 75. The...


Samuel E. Wright, the actor who voiced Sebastian the Crab in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, has died and he was 74. Samuel E. Wright’s...


KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — The father of Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun, Mohd Haron Mohamad Khairi, died early today....


KOTA BHARU, March 29  — A military retiree was found drowned after being swept away by waves while trying to rescue a child  in an incident...

Copyright © 2021 Siakap Keli Sdn. Bhd.