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Jakarta Post

11-year-old boy found dead in West Jakarta river

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 20, 2018   /   07:42 pm
11-year-old boy found dead in West Jakarta river An 11-year-old boy who went missing on Monday was found dead in a river in West Jakarta the next day. (Shutterstock/-)

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

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)