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LAST VICTIM OF GENTING LANDSLIDE FOUND – 11 Y.O BOY ON CAMPING TRIP FOUND IN SLEEPING BAG

The last victim of the Genting Highlands landslide tragedy was found on 24 December, according to the New Straits Times.

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The deceased was an 11-year-old boy who was on a camping trip with his father and sister, both of who also died in the tragedy.

The Selangor Police said on 24 December that the bodies were found by the search and rescue team at about 4.53pm, on Christmas eve.

They were found when rescuers combed through Sector A of the Father’s Organic Farm campsite, where the landslide took place on 16 December.

The body was found on the hillside under 1.5m of earth, inside a sleeping bag, and brought to the hospital for identification and post-mortem.

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The victim was identified as 11-year-old Eng Shao Qi, a year-5 student at Mun Choong Chinese Primary School in Kuala Lumpur.

His father, a canteen operator at the school, and his sister who also studies there, were also killed in the landslide.

He was on a camping trip with staff and students from the school that was planned by the teachers.

With the discovery of the boy’s body, the final death toll of the tragedy now stands at 31.

Images source: China Press via Shin Min Daily News and Polis Selangor on Facebook

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