Two girls drown In Sandakan
SANDAKAN: Two girls drowned in separate incidents near Jalan Labuk over the past two days. Nursinah Madu, a 17-year-old Form Five student who recently sat for her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, drowned when she was swept away after falling into a drain while crossing a wooden bridge near her house in Kampung Pertanian, Mile 25 Jalan Labuk, about 7am yesterday. Some parts of the area were flooded due to the downpour on Saturday night. Villagers and her family recovered her body not far from where she fell 30 minutes later. Her remains were brought to the Duchess of Kent Hospital. Family members later claimed the body for burial. Gum Gum Assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Haji Edris accompanied by his aides, was at the mortuary to convey his condolence to the family. In another case, six-year-old Saturia Samsuri drowned while bathing in a pond at a quarry in Mile 16 Jalan Labuk late Saturday afternoon. Her body was recovered and sent to the hospital by her family. The police were informed of the incident by the hospital around 9pm.