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Updated: 04/10/2013 03:10 | By Channel NewsAsia

Body of missing Singaporean in Layak boating accident found

Body of missing Singaporean in Layak boating accident found


Body of missing Singaporean in Layak boating accident found

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry said Tuesday that the body of missing Singaporean Chen Wan Seng, who was involved in a boating incident on the east coast of Malaysia, has been found.

Officials from the ministry are currently in Malaysia to assist Mr Chen’s next-of-kin with the repatriation of his body back to Singapore.

"The rescue team is big. There are three marine police boats, over 30 personnel and 10 divers," said Rompin District Police Chief Johari Jahaya.

Three Singaporeans, including Mr Chen, died after two boats collided near Pulau Layak, Malaysia, on Sunday. Five other Singaporeans were also injured.

The impact of the accident killed Raymond Cheng Yuen Chi and Ng Eng Hua, who sustained serious head injuries.

The Singaporeans were on a fishing trip when the accident happened.

It is believed that the skipper of the boat carrying the Singaporeans did not notice a trawler, which eventually collided with the vessel. - CNA/jc

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