Two Nigerians, Amate Mohamed Amate, 26, and Emine-Imoh Daniel, 23, both students at the Curtin University Malaysia, died after they drowned following a boat mishap yesterday.
The bodies of the Nigerians were reported missing when their boat, carrying seven people, capsized while on a research trip.
The surviving five, three students and the boat operator and a tour guide, managed to swim to safety.
According to the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department Director, Nor Hisham Mohammad, the body of Amate Mohamed Amate, was found about 50m from where the boat had capsized at 12.45pm while that of Emine-Imoh Daniel, was found about 30m from where the boat had capsized at 5.15pm.
Their bodies have been deposited at the Miri Hospital for post-mortem.