Baca Gitu Loh - Sumatra, Indonesia - The victim was swept away by the current in Krueng Mukoe allegedly due to being hit by a flash flood while panning for gold at night, Thursday 25/5/2023) then at around 20.00 WIB which occurred in the Antong Village area, Panton Reu District, West Aceh Regency.
Muzawir (20) who is suspected of being a victim of the flash floods is a resident from Samadua, East Aceh District.
On Saturday (27/5/2023) at around 15.30 WIB he was found dead after two days missing and drowning in a flash flood.
One of the victim's friends, Abdurrauf (23) when met by journalists in front of the Funeral Room of the Cut Nyak Dhien Meulaboh Hospital, Saturday (27/5/2023) evening, said that the victim had only been working as a gold miner for four days in the area.
The victim, who is looking for a fortune by panning for gold, lives in Menuang Kinco Village, Pante Ceureumen District, at one of his relatives' house.
Previously, on Thursday (25/5/2023) at around 20.00 WIB, Muzawir's victim was panning for gold traditionally with his friend Teuku Tarmizi in the Krueng Muko River area.
Suddenly a large stream came from above which was caused by the high rainfall in the mountainous region.
This condition caused Muzawir to be carried away by a large river current.
Meanwhile, the victim's friend managed to escape to the bank of the river or immediately pulled over to the mainland.
It was stated that the victim was found on Saturday afternoon at around 15.30 WIB in the Watershed (DAS) area, Krueng Muko, Antong Village area.
The victim who was successfully evacuated was taken to the Cut Nyak Dhien Meulaboh Hospital, before being brought back to his hometown in East Aceh.
It was stated that the search was carried out by the Meulaboh Pos Basarnas Team, BPBD, TNI, Polri, RAPI and Tagana as well as the community in the local area.
Previously, the West Aceh BPBD Rescue TRC Team immediately made preparations after reports from the public to carry out a search by bringing the equipment needed in the field.
The search was carried out by combing along the river accompanied by the community and the victims' families. ***