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July 15, 2020

Teacher dies in fall from school building in Kelantan

TANAH MERAH , 14 Julai -- Guru lelaki maut selepas terjatuh dari balkoni tingkat satu di sekolahnya di Tanah Merah hari ini ketika melakukan persiapan akhir sempena pembukaan sekolah esok. Dalam kejadian 12.30 tengah hari tadi di Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Batu Gajah, mangsa berusia 54 tahun meninggal dunia akibat kecederaan di kepala --fotoBERNAMA (2020) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

TANAH MERAH (Bernama): A 54-year-old male teacher fell to his death from the first-floor balcony of SK Batu Gajah here Tuesday (July 14) while inspecting the pipe and sink system to make final preparations for the reopening of school on Wednesday (July 15).

Tanah Merah district police chief DSP Zainuddin Md Yusuf said the incident happened at about 12.30pm when the teacher fell while standing on a chair.

“The victim was said to have climbed out of the classroom to the balcony area at the back of the room by mounting on a plastic chair before he slipped and plunged three metres to the ground,” he told reporters at the Tanah Merah police headquarters here.

DSP Zainuddin said the victim, a Mathematics teacher at the school for almost 17 years, died at the scene.

Photo and news source: thestar.com.my

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