How two Nigerians drowned in Malaysia

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Two Nigerian students have been found dead in a river in Tasik Taman Negara Loagan Bunut, Miri Malaysia.

The students, Amate Mohamed Amate, 26 and Emine-Imoh Daniel, 23 had been reported missing when a boat they were travelling in capsized on Sunday.

FreeMalaysia.com quoted Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department director Nor Hisham Mohammad, saying the bodies of Amate and Emine-Imoh were found at 12.45pm and 5.15pm some meters away from the scene of accident.

The corpse were sent to the Miri Hospital for a post-mortem.

The two victims were among six students from Curtin University, Miri, Malaysia, conducting observation and research on wildlife in the lake area when the boat capsized.

Four other students, one each from Oman, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Malaysia and the skipper of the boat were reported to be safe.

A passing boatman who witnessed the incident reported the matter to park manager Anthony Chong, who sent a rescue team of five men to the location.

The search and rescue operation involved the fire and rescue department, police and a team from Taman Negara Loagan Bunut.

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