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TAWAU, 16 Ogos (Bernama) -- Seorang lelaki berumur 54 tahun hilang,

dipercayai dibaham buaya, ketika sedang menjala undang bersama anak lelakinya di

Sungai Udin, Dumpas, dekat sini, semalam.

Mangsa, Jailani Inderasaya, dari Kampung Jagung, Merotai Besar, dikatakan

keluar menangkap udang bersama anaknya Azwan,16, ketika kejadian berlaku

kira-kira jam 4.30 petang.

Menurut Azwan, ketika ayahnya sedang menjala udang di tepi sungai

berkenaan, tiba-tiba seekor buaya sepanjang kira-kira 15 kaki keluar dari

tebing sungai itu lalu menggigit bahagian bahu ayahnya sebelum menariknya ke

dalam sungai dan tenggelam ke dalam air.

Katanya setelah ayahnya tidak timbul-timbul, dia terus bergegas balik ke

rumah dan memaklumkan keluarga dan rakan-rakan yang kemudian berusaha mencari

mangsa hingga ke malam namun gagal menemuinya.

Ketua Polis Daerah Tawau, ACP Ibrahim Chin ketika mengesahkan kejadian

berkata sehingga jam 4.30 petang tadi, mangsa masih belum ditemui pasukan

mencari dan menyelamat.

Ibrahim juga meminta Jabatan Perhilitan supaya melakukan sesuatu bagi

mengatasi ancaman buaya bukan sahaja di Sungai Udin tetapi juga di Sungai

Kalumpang dan Sungai Serudung.



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