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Two killed in Malaysia chopper crash

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 20:57

Kuala Lumpur: Two bodies were found in a helicopter wreckage on Saturday in a remote jungle in Malaysia`s eastern state of Sarawak, Xinhua reported. The chopper went missing on Friday.

The body of 27-year-old Siti Khuzaimah Anuar, who worked as a surveyor for Sebiro Holdings, was found by local fishermen around noon, police said.

The body of 53-year-old Peter Ato Mayau, an engineer, was later spotted by villagers assisting in the search and rescue operation.

Ato, who served as state vice president of the opposition People`s Justice Party, was a possible candidate in the next general election, local media said.

Search for the third person, 42-year-old architect Henry Lau Tee Yong, was called off and will resume on Sunday.

The three were believed to be en route to inspect a school under construction when the Eurocopter EC 120 helicopter crashed into the Teriso river on Friday, around 150 km from state capital Kuching.

The German pilot, 35-year-old Rico Stegar, survived the accident, the cause of which was still unknown, police said.


First Published: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 20:57
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