Boy killed, 3 injured, in boat collision off Semporna


SEMPORNA: A 10-year-old boy died and three others were injured when the boat they were in capsized after colliding with a tour vessel near Kampung Bangau-Bangau here, today.

Ekram Abdullah was pronounced dead at the district hospital.

The three survivors – Ezar Rano, 10, Jaapar Bakial, 41, and a man whose identity has not been ascertained – were seriously injured and also taken to hospital.

The district Fire and Rescue department received a distress call at 3.12pm and despatched seven personnel to the location.

It is learnt that none of the passengers on the tour boat was injured.

The rescue operation included a boat each from the marine police and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).