KUALA LUMPUR: Two women may have drowned after they jumped into the Klang River near Little India in Brickfields here, trying to escape a motorcycle that was chasing them.
Seputeh Fire and Rescue Department Chief Japari Tajudin said a group of women, believed to be Indonesians, were running away from two individuals on the motorcycle.
He said four of the women jumped into the four-feet-deep river, while another fled on foot. They were aged between 18 and 20.
Ten firemen were dispatched to the scene after a distress call was received at around 6.55pm Sunday.
"Three women were rescued by anglers, while the other two were believed to have been swept away by water currents.
"Our search operation will be extended to Kampung Pasir and Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum. Their bodies could be stuck in the garbage traps in these two locations," he explained.
Japari said the rescued women were brought to the Brickfields police headquarters to record their statement.
"One of the women claimed that they were chased by two people on a motorcycle. They were scared, so they jumped.
"One of the women feared drowned was wearing a red dress. The other woman wore a white shirt and short pants," he elaborated.
When contacted, Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah confirmed the incident and said investigations were underway.