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The Orang Asli senior citizen, 62 (left), and her granddaughter, 12 (right) after they were found in a search and rescue operation by the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department and several agencies at Bukit Buluh Telur in Kuala Kubu Baharu, Hulu Selangor, on June 17, 2024. The two had first gone missing at 12pm on June 16. — Picture via FACEBOOK/BALAI BOMBA DAN PENYELAMAT KUALA KUBU BHARU

Woman, granddaughter lost in Bukit Buluh Telur found safe, sound

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — An elderly woman and her 12-year-old granddaughter, who were feared lost while heading to a durian orchard in Bukit Buluh Telur, Kuala Kubu Baharu yesterday, were found safe and sound at 9.30am today.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar said the victims were found about two hours into the search and rescue operation.

“The operation involved six personnel from the Kuala Kubu Baharu Fire and Rescue Station and included the Malaysian Civil Defense Force, the Royal Malaysia Police, and members of the public.

“The victims’ relatives managed to identify their location through a phone call, and it took the rescue team about an hour to reach the site,” he said in a statement.

The elderly woman had managed to contact her daughter at 12pm yesterday, informing her that she was lost before her phone presumably ran out of battery. Her eldest child then filed a police report at 3pm.

Meanwhile, Hulu Selangor deputy police chief DSP Mohd Asri Mohd Yunus confirmed that the victims, who are Orang Asli, were located by family members and safely evacuated at 10.08am today.

“Both victims are unharmed and did not sustain any injuries. But they were taken to Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital for further examination and treatment if necessary,” he said in a statement.

Asri added that the second-day rescue operation involved two police officers, seven Fire and Rescue Department personnel, six Malaysian Civil Defense Force members, five mountain guides, and 23 civilians.

— Bernama

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