A top Sabah Parks official has confirmed that one of the two bodies brought down from Mount Kinabalu on Friday (June 5) belonged to a 12-year-old Singaporean girl.
Dr Jamili Nais, Director of Sabah Parks, told The New Paper over the phone that the deceased person’s family was being notified.
The student was among a group of 29 students and eight teachers from Tanjong Katong Primary School who went on the trip.
A parent of a girl student on the trip, who declined to be named, said that the group were on a student leaders’ trip called the Omega Challenge.
Meanwhile, all students and teachers of Greenridge and FuchunSecondary Schools have returned to Singapore at 12.20am on Saturday (June 6), the Ministry of Education said in a statement.
These include 32 students and four teachers from GreenridgeSecondary School, and 26 students and four teachers from FuchunSecondary School.
Parents have been kept updated on this and the situation throughout the day.
For the families of the eight students and two teachers of Tanjong Katong Primary School who are missing, arrangements are being made to fly them to Kota Kinabalu on Saturday (June 6) morning.