Lynas engineer drowns in pond at plant

KUANTAN: An engineer of the Lynas rare earth plant drowned Friday in a pond at the plant in the Gebeng industrial area here, police said.

Kuantan deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad said Mohamad Fadzli Mohamad Rafdzi, 33, is believed to have slipped and fallen into the pond at about 9am.

A colleague, Sharizal Samsudin, 40, lodged a police report at the Gebeng police station, he said.

Abdul Aziz said the police and firemen rushed to the plant and rescuers found Mohamad Fadzli’s body in the pond at 2.40pm and sent it to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan.

Police did not suspect any foul play in the incident, he said. – Bernama

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