(Photo by Tanjong Katong Primary School)

Missing student and teacher from Sabah quake, confirmed dead by Malaysian authorities

(Photo by Tanjong Katong Primary School)
(Photo by Tanjong Katong Primary School)

Ministry of Education has just announced that the Malaysian authorities have confirmed the missing student, Navdeep Singh Jaryal S/O Raj Kumar, and teacher Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed, are amongst the persons who perished at Kota Kinabalu.

This brings the total death toll of Singaporeans as a result of the Sabah quake to be 10. All Singaporeans who have visited the mountain are now accounted for.

MOE had earlier confirmed that bodies of 8 Singaporeans have been identified as part of the death toll due to the earthquake on 5 June.

The statement by MOE in full

We are saddened to inform that the Malaysian authorities have confirmed that Navdeep Singh Jaryal S/O Raj Kumar and Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed are amongst the persons who perished at Kota Kinabalu.

Their next-of-kin have been informed. Their remains will return to Singapore upon completion of further forensic tests. This is expected to take some time. We will continue to provide support to the families during this difficult time.

We would like to express our deep appreciation to the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Armed Forces and other authorities for their support and assistance as well as the many individuals who have contributed to the search, rescue and recovery efforts of our students and teachers.