KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 4 (NNN-BERNAMA) – Cabinet ministers and politicians, today, conveyed their condolences to the families of the six firefighters, who drowned in a mining pool, in Puchong, near here, yesterday.

In a posting on Twitter today, Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, “I am saddened by news of the death of the six heroes of the rescue team, during the search-and-rescue operations in Puchong. Condolences to the families of these heroes.

Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo, also described news of the incident as very saddening. My condolences to the families of the firefighters who were killed while performing their duties. They are all Malaysian heroes, he said on Twitter.

Health Minister, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, also said, the tragedy was very heart-breaking and he was sad thinking of what happened to the heroes.

Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng said, Very sad. Condolences to the family members. The six firefighters who perished are truly national heroes.

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar, also extended his deepest condolences to friends, families and colleagues of the victims. An unexpected tragedy indeed. Their deaths truly showcase the sacrifices that @bombaJBPM personnel go through, day in and day out, for the people, he said.

Meanwhile, UMNO Youth head, Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said, Condolences to the families of the heroes, the six firefighters who drowned in the search-and-rescue operations at the Taman Putra Perdana mining pool. May Allah bless their souls. Al Fatihah.

Rembau MP, Khairy Jamaluddin said, Let us honour their sacrifice. Always ready to come to the rescue. Al Fatihah.

In the incident, at 9.15 pm yesterday, six members of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department’s Water Rescue (PPDA), drowned while on a search-and-rescue operations for a teenager, who fell into a mining pool at Taman Putra Perdana, Puchong.

Final funeral rites were performed for the victims at the Section 15 Fire and Rescue Station, in Shah Alam, this morning before the bodies were taken back to their respective hometowns for burial.– NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network

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