Tourists, scuba diver killed by fish bombs in Semporna
Last Update: 06/07/2019
SEMPORNA, July 5 (Bernama) -- Two foreign tourists and a local scuba diver were believed to be killed by fish bombs while diving in waters off Pulau Kalapuan near here today.
The incident was believed to have occurred at about 5.50 pm.
Semporna Tourism Association chairman Jamilah Ang Kher Lern, when contacted, confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, Semporna district police chief Supt Sabarudin Rahmat said details on the incident would be released later.
In Kota Kinabalu, State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew said the two tourists killed in the incident were from China.
"We have informed The Consul General of China in Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah Chief Minister about this tragic event. Our Sabah Tourism Board officers are on standby to monitor the situation," she said in a statement, here.
She added that the incident occurred outside the vicinity of the Tun Sakaran Marine Parks.
Liew also urged The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM), Marine Police and Fisheries Department to take a serious stand against fish bombing.