11-year-old boy found dead in West Jakarta river
The Jakarta Post
An 11-year-old boy identified as Ahmad was found dead in a river in Jembatan Besi, Tambora, West Jakarta on Tuesday, after being missing since Monday.
Ahmad had reportedly been carried away by the river's current. Two of his friends survived.
“We found him [Ahmad] this morning at 10 a.m. He’s dead,” Rompis Romli, the head of operations of the West Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency, said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that the deceased had been sent to his family.
Ahmad and his friends were swimming at 3 p.m. on Monday in the West Flood Canal River when he suddenly could not resist the river's current.
Officials from the rescue agency searched for him until 9 p.m. on Monday. The body was discovered in the morning on the following day. (fac)
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