Nur Hilwa Idris Mohd Haris Zaifan, 2 years old, died yesterday in the floods in Terengganu that have claimed its first victim in Kampung Apal, Terengganu police chief Rohaimi Md Isa said on Sunday (Dec 18).
He said the body of the girl was found floating in a ditch about 20m from her house, where she was believed to have fallen into at 3.40pm.
Floods in Terengganu
“The incident is said to have happened when the victim’s aunt, who was at home, was getting ready to evacuate to the temporary relief centre as floodwaters were rising,” Rohaimi said in a statement.
The aunt had earlier discovered that the girl had left by herself through the kitchen door while the victim is believed to have been swept away by floodwaters in the incident.