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Father of drowned rescuer proud of his son

Written by: mottaman | 10 Feb 2019 15:47
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10 Feb 2019 15:47
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The father of Abdul Bari Asyraf Mohd - the man who died while trying to save the lives of others, said he was truly proud of his 31-year-old son.

Though greatly saddened by his son's passing, the 66-yead-old said he has accepted what has happened.

Abdul Bari drowned after saving four passengers in a 4WD that plunged into Sungai Terengganu, near Pulau Warisan in Kuala Terengganu on Friday.

After extensive search-and-rescue efforts, Abdul Bari's body was found floating on the river at 7.24am Sunday (Feb 10).

Mohd Mustafa, who seemed calm when met at the Forensic Unit at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ), was thankful that his son's body was finally discovered after an extensive search and rescue effort.

"Despite our sadness, we are proud of his passing because of his good deed to save the lives of other people and this action is very commendable," he added.

According to Bernama, Mohd also thanked all those who worked hard to find his son.

He said funeral prayers will be held at the Merbau Patah Mosque in Kuala Terengganu, before the burial at the Merbau Patah Cemetery after Zohor prayers.

Meanwhile on Facebook, Terengganu Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said Abdul Bari's service was huge because he was willing to sacrifice his life to save the lives of others.

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