The 2 young Malaysians who had gone swimming at the Cunca Wulang waterfalls in the Mibeliling district in Flores, Indonesia, were found drowned.
Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim told Bernama that the bodies of Mohamad Azfar Tahir, 23, from Kuala Lumpur, and Mohammad Ezzaq Azumi, 23, from Kelantan were found at 11am and 1pm respectively yesterday.
Azfar and Ezzaq were in Flores on Saturday with 2 other friends, Mohamad Qayyum Pirdous, 23, from Perak, and Mohamad Imran Helmy Had, 23, from KL, for a holiday. They were joined by a 39-year-old Flores resident, Wenseslaus Hendro Akung, as their local tour guide.
According to Bernama, Azfar was said to have gone for a swim the moment they arrived there, but when he was nowhere in sight, Wenseslaus in to look for him. However, when their guide was seen struggling, Ezzaq dive in to help. Unfortunately, all 3 men vanished under the surface of the water.
After witnessing what happened, Qayyum went in search for assistance and contacted the police. All the bodies were found at the bottom of the waterfall including Wenseslaus’ body.
In a statement issued, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) said the remains of Azfar and Ezzaq would be brought home as soon as possible. “The Foreign Ministry and the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta would like to extend our condolences to the families of the victims in this tragedy,” Wisma Putra added.