PADANG BESAR, Aug 24 (Bernama) -- A 12-year-old boy who slipped and fell into a pool near a quarry earlier died at 6 pm today at the the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital, Kangar.
Padang Besar district police chief Supt Muhamad Halim Yatim when contacted said the incident occurred at about 3.30 pm when the victim, Mohd Shafiq Abdul Halim, 12, was out playing with his three other friends at Kampung Bukit Merah in Beseri here before he slipped and fell into the pool.
“The victims’ friends who witnessed the incident immediately sought help from the villagers,” he said.
Mohd Shafiq was rushed to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital and confirmed dead at about 6 pm while receiving treatment.
Muhamad Halim said preliminary investigations found no criminal element and the victim had slipped and fell into the pool while passing through the quarry.