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Saturday, 16 December 2017 | MYT 1:28 PM

Disabled teen drowns while trying to save sister

KUANTAN: A disabled teenager drowned after she slipped and fell into the river at Lata Lembik, Ulu Sungai Cheroh, Raub near here on Friday (Dec 15) while trying to save her sister from suffering from the same fate.

Raub police chief Supt Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said Nor Dyana Abd Malek, 17, fell into the river while trying to prevent her sister, Siti Normala, 15, who is also  disabled, from falling into the river at 4.50 pm.

Her body was only retrieved from the picnic spot at 11.15 am on Saturday due to strong currents. The body was sent to the Raub Hospital.

Wan Mohd Zahari said Siti Normala, who is visually impaired, was safe. 

The victim and 13 other family members had gone to the recreational park for a picnic - Bernama