Boy, 12, watches helplessly as sisters drown in KL pool

A 12-year-old boy could only watch helplessly as his two sisters struggled and eventually drowned in a swimming pool at a club near Taman Melawati in Kuala Lumpur, police said.

The sisters, aged 11 and 27, had gone swimming with their brother at the club on Sunday afternoon.

The Star reported that the incident happened when the sisters were swimming in the deep end of the pool, which is about 2m.

The siblings were swimming with the aid of floats. 

According to reports, the float used by the elder sister slipped, causing her to grab onto her younger sister before the two sank to the bottom of the pool.

Shocked, the brother called for help.

Several people rushed over and pulled the sisters out of the pool.

Ampang Jaya Assistant Commissioner Khairuldin Saad said they were rushed to the nearest hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

Source: The Star