Two orang asli children found alive

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Source: The Star Online

Norieen Yakob, one of the two missing Orang Asli girls found alive today. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, October 9, 2015.

GUA MUSANG: In a miraculous twist, search parties scouring the long and windy Sungai Perias have found two missing orang asli children alive near here on Friday.

Authorities have yet to confirm the find, but the command center here at SK Tohoi is a buzz of activity as search parties zero in a one square km area situated in the Balah forest reserve.

It was learnt that the survivors have been identified as Norieen Yakob, 10 and Mirsudial Aluj, 11 and are on the way by road from SK Tohoi to Gua Musang general hospital.

Reporters on site reported that both survivors were malnourished and very weak.

Medical staff at SK Tohoi rendered immediate health assistance before they were transported to the general hospital at 2pm on Friday.

On Aug 23, seven Orang Asli children aged seven to 11, disappeared from their school.

They were believed to have lost their way in the Tohoi forest reserve after running away to evade punishment for going for a swim without permission.

On Wednesday, the body of one of them was found in Sungai Perias. It was confirmed to be that of eight-year-old Sasa Sobrie.

On Thursday, the skeletal remains of another child was found although the identity has yet to be determined.

 

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