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Abdul Samat Ismail, who was found dead three days after he went missing during the Perak Century Ride was laid to rest in the Perak last week.

The 56-year-old Singaporean cyclist was buried in a Muslim cemetery in Ipoh, said race organiser Perak Century Ride 2018 on its Facebook page. He was found on Wednesday by a volunteer search party near Kellie’s Castle, a century-old ruined mansion some 13km from the finish line. An autopsy on his body was completed on Wednesday evening at Batu Gajah Hospital, with his wife, children and other relatives present.

Samat took part in the Perak Century Ride on Sunday with about 20 Singaporean cyclists. He was last seen resting at a water station 24km before the finish line. His roommate, who was with him at the water station, continued the ride without him, said team leader, Alvin Low.

When Samat still had not crossed the finish line at about 3pm, the team tried to call him but did not receive a response. Local Police were alerted and a search was mounted.

Three days later, his body was found in a clump of bushes, said Perak police chief Ahmad Tarmizi Shaari, adding that the police have ruled out foul play. It is suspected that Samat had fallen off his bicycle after fainting.

Source: Straits Times