Charred body found in luxury yacht fire in Langkawi

Charred body found in luxury yacht fire in Langkawi

ALOR SETAR: An Indonesian man was found charred while four others suffered breathing difficulties after a luxury yacht in the boatyard in Bukit Malut, Langkawi caught fire on Wednesday.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department operation assistant director, Senior Supt Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said the department received a call at 2.56 am and rushed to the location.

“In the incident, five Indonesian workers of four men and a woman were in the double-storey luxury yacht. Upon arrival at the scene, firemen found the flame had spread and it was successfully extinguished at 8.25 am.

“Four victims who had breathing difficulties were brought to Sultanah Maliha Hospital, Langkawi for further treatment and the operation to search for one more missing victim was carried out until this evening,” he said in a statement.

He said fire fighters had to use an excavator to assist in finding the victim buried under a pile of burnt materials in the vessel and a K9 (Dog) unit was brought to the location.

“The charred body of the victim was found at 7.12 pm by the K9 Unit and the remains was sent to the same hospital. The operation was completed at 8.16 pm,” said Ehsan.


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