Tatau longhouse resident still missing after four days

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TATAU, Nov 4: A 32-year-old man with a mental illness was reported missing from Rumah Panjang Ninggat Jelat, today.

According to a statement from the state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre, the victim, known as Augustine Mesir, had not returned home since four days ago.

“The victim was suffering from an emotional illness (mental) and before this the victim usually went out from the house for one or two days, but this time he did not return,” the statement revealed.

A police report was made at Tatau police station by his worried parent and a Search and Rescue operation was conducted by Bomba Tatau together with the parent in a farm area, two kilometres from the longhouses.

However, the operation was suspended at 5pm due to heavy rain and will resume tomorrow. — DayakDaily