Penang man found electrocuted next to pole

BUKIT MERTAJAM, 30 May 2020:

A man died after he was believed to have been electrocuted at the roadside at Taman Usahaniaga, here, today.

Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Shafee Abd Samad said the 51-year old man’s body was found by a passer-by at 3.40am before being brought to Bukit Mertajam Hospital for further check up.

“When found, the victim was only wearing a pair of knee-length pants with his right hand touching the electric pole on the road.

“Further checks on the victim’s body revealed burn marks on his right elbow believed to have been hit by electric shocks. A post-mortem report revealed victim had died of electric shocks,” he said here, today,

He added there was no element of crimes found and the case was classified as sudden death.

In JOHOR BAHRU, an Indonesian elevator maintenance worker was killed after he fell while carrying out repair works on the lift at a private hospital in Larkin today.

Larkin Fire and Rescue Station Operations Commander K. Karupannan said that Muntholib, 39, and three others were working on replacing the old elevator with a new one when the accident occurred.

“He (the victim) is believed to have stepped on something or slipped, causing him to fall and be trapped between the first and second floors.

“His co-workers heard a thud and realised he had fallen and was trapped.”

He said the fire brigade received an emergency call at about 2.50pm and dispatched a Fire Rescue Tender vehicle, an Emergency Medical Rescue Service ambulance and 10 personnel to the location.

However, upon arrival, a doctor at the scene pronounced Muntholib dead due to severe head injuries.

The body has been sent to the Sultan Aminah Hospital for a post-mortem.

– Bernama