The two missing Singaporeans Navdeep Singh Jaryal s/o Raj Kumar and Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed are amongst the persons who perished at Kota Kinabalu, Ministry of Education said on Wednesday (Jun 10).
"We are saddened to inform that the Malaysian authorities have confirmed that Navdeep Singh Jaryal S/O Raj Kumar and Mohammad Ghazi Bin Mohamed are amongst the persons who perished at Kota Kinabalu," said MOE.
"Their next-of-kin have been informed. Their remains will return to Singapore upon completion of further forensic tests. This is expected to take some time. We will continue to provide support to the families during this difficult time."
MOE also expressed its "deep appreciation" to the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Armed Forces and other authorities for their support and assistance as well as the many individuals who have contributed to the search, rescue and recovery efforts of the students and teachers.
In a subsequent press release, the ministry said both families have asked for privacy while they grieve over the loss of their loved ones. Those wishing to express their condolences may do so at Tanjong Katong Primary School, with the site open till Thursday.