Nurnasibah Husna Ibrahim, 21, a Universiti Malaysia Sabah ( UMS ) from Kelantan , was killed when a boat she was travelling in with 15 others capsized not far from the jetty at a river estuary here
She was trapped inside when the boat capsized. Six others were injured.
The incident occurred at about 12.15pm yesterday as the students were returning from Pulau Perhentian from a two-day course that ended on Monday.
Besut police chief Supp Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said initial investigations revealed that the boat encountered engine trouble before it capsized.
Supp Mohd Zamri said the other passengers were rescued on several boats and taken to safety.
“The incident happened near the waters off Pulau Rhu, about five kilometres from the jetty here,” he said.
Nurnasibah’s remains were sent to the Besut Hospital where the injured students were also treated.