news

Melaka firefighter dies after losing consciousness during flood rescue operation

MELAKA (Oct 21): A Melaka Tengah Fire and Rescue Department firefighter passed away this morning, after losing consciousness during a flood rescue operation at Kampung Sungai Putat, Ayer Keroh yesterday (Oct 20).

In a media statement today, Melaka Fire and Rescue Department director Asst Comm Abu Bakar Katain said Mohd Diya Che Jusoh (pictured), the 46-year-old firefighter, passed away at 3.11am this morning (Oct 21).

“His funeral will be held at the Masjid An-Nur Cemetery, Krubong, at 10am today,” he added.

Mohd Diya lost consciousness during a flood rescue operation at Kampung Sungai Putat, Ayer Keroh at about 5.30pm on Oct 20.

Mohd Diya was believed to be securing a line in a flooded area to help villagers evacuate from their homes when he suddenly collapsed into the chest-high floodwaters.

He was rescued by a fellow firefighter after 10 minutes and rushed to Melaka Hospital for treatment.

Get the latest news @ www.EdgeProp.my

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates 

Click here for more property stories

Looking for properties to buy or rent? With >150,000 exclusive listings, including undervalued properties, from vetted Pro Agents, you can now easily find the right property on Malaysia's leading property portal EdgeProp! You can also get free past transacted data and use our proprietary Edge Reference Price tool, to make an informed purchase.
SHARE
RELATED POSTS
  1. Covid-19 patients to be housed in special isolation relief centres in event of floods
  2. Floods: Another temporary relief centre opens in Kedah
  3. Yong Tai plans to raise up to RM180m via RCPS issuance