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SUNGAI PETANI: A 19-year-old medical student at a private university here died after falling from the fourth floor of the institution’s library, today.

The Penang youth’s remains were found on the ground floor by students who had heard a loud thump in the area at about 3.30pm.

The teen had died from severe injuries to the head.

It is learnt that the student was a bright scholar with no problems with regard to school fee payment.

“However, the student had been contacted by his father one hour before the incident. The teen’s family had wanted to hand over some of his clothes and a necklace.

“They had agreed to meet (at the university) today,” said Kuala Muda police chief Assistant Commissioner Adzli Abu Shah.

Further investigation revealed that the student was to sit for an examination tomorrow, and police are trying to determine if he was experiencing undue stress, he added.

According to Adzli, the case, as of now, is classified as “sudden death”.


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Penang man dies after setting himself on fire

October 7, 2019 | News | No Comments

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Penang – A 44-year-old man died outside his house in Taman Impian Ria after dousing himself with petrol and setting himself on fire.

Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said Khor Kau Gheor died of severe burns in the incident at 12.55am yesterday.

“Neighbours who saw Khor on fire alerted his 66-year-old father who was in the house.

“Khor’s father rushed out only to find his son dead with burns all over his body.

He did not reveal what illness the victim had. The case has been classified as sudden death after a post-mortem was conducted at Seberang Jaya Hospital.


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Police in southern China are investigating the death of a woman who suddenly leapt from her seat and through the door of a moving bus on the weekend.

The unidentified woman was confirmed dead at hospital in Fenggang county, Guizhou province, on Sunday after alighting the bus through the rear door which should have been closed, according to county police.

An officer from the county’s traffic police bureau told the South China Morning Post that an investigation into the woman’s action and the bus driver’s responsibility was under way.

Surveillance footage posted online shows the woman in a yellow top sitting near the open back door before suddenly getting up and rushing through the door.

The door then closes and the bus stops moments later as passengers appear shocked.

The footage was shared widely online on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform.

Some internet users said the woman might have been dozing and awoke suddenly thinking she had missed her stop.

Others noted that the door should not have been open.

Just late last month, a woman was injured getting off a moving bus in Chongqing as the driver accidentally opened the rear door, video news app Kankanews.com reported.

The woman, in her 60s, simply stepped off as she saw the door open and thought she had arrived at her destination.

The driver said his safety belt loosened and he accidentally triggered the door button while trying to buckle up. He was held fully responsible for the passenger’s injury.


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A girl in China died from severe burns on Sept 5 after her attempts at imitating a popcorn making trick went horribly wrong.

According to Chinese media, 14-year-old Zhou and her 12-year-old friend, Peng, had seen a viral clip teaching viewers how to make popcorn using a drink can.

The two then proceeded to do the same by placing corn kernels in an empty aluminium can and lighting alcohol in another aluminium can that was placed below it.

Due to its high alcohol content, the alcohol exploded when Zhou attempted to light it. Both girls suffered severe burns on the spot.

The two were immediately taken to hospital. Results showed that Zhou suffered burns on 96 per cent of her body and had to be kept under observation in the intensive care unit. Peng managed to scrape by and was not in critical condition.

The incident took place on Aug 22, but doctors’ efforts to treat Zhou’s injuries proved futile and she died two weeks later.

Many netizens believe the two girls had been imitating a video by a popular influencer known as Office Chef Ms Yeah.

In one of Ms Yeah’s early videos, she was seen cutting open an aluminium can in a similar fashion and making popcorn in her handmade contraption.

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After the teens’ accident, angry Chinese netizens took to sending Ms Yeah death threats and called her a murderer in the comment section of her videos.

Ms Yeah broke the silence in a long letter posted on Weibo on Sept 10.

The past few days had been the darkest days of her life, she wrote. In response to the current situation, she promised to take responsibility for Peng’s treatments and would do everything she could to ensure that Peng’s family received the help they needed.

She also clarified that the two girls had not been imitating what she had done in her video. In her video, Ms Yeah used a teapot warmer to slowly heat up the can of corn kernels, which had been carefully propped up on the tripod of the tea warmer.

Whereas, evidence from the scene of the accident showed that the two girls had used two cans, one of which had been cut in a peculiar way.

The 25-year-old suggested the girls could have been referencing a different video, as she herself had seen a video with similar instructions that was posted back in 2016, a year before she had shared her own.

The original video involved cutting the aluminium can the same way the girls had done, before precariously balancing another can on top of it. Ms Yeah explained that she had found the original method too dangerous, therefore she opted to use a tea warmer instead. 

She ended her letter pleading for netizens to not label others as murderers.


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She heard a bamboo pole hitting the ground and thought nothing of it.

But when Madam Maimon Ayab, 86, peered out of the window of her first-storey flat, she was shocked to see an elderly man face-down in the carpark.

Madam Maimon, who got her 48-year-old grandson to call the police, told The New Paper yesterday: “It was scary. There was a bit of blood coming from his head.

“T-shirts and shorts that were on the bamboo pole were on the ground as well.”

A police spokesman said yesterday that they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at Block 26, Toa Payoh East, on Tuesday at 10.17am.

She said an 84-year-old man was found motionless at the foot of the block and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

While police investigations continue, Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday that the man’s wife had suffered a heart attack after witnessing him fall and she later died in hospital.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman told TNP that it had also responded to an incident at the same block at about 11.25am and a person was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Residents of the block said the couple lived in a 10th storey unit.

Madam Mira Jamira, 66, who lives next door, said: “Several SCDF personnel went to their unit and brought the wife out on a stretcher. I don’t know if she fainted or had a heart attack, but I think she was unconscious.”

She said the couple had two daughters and a son, and the youngest, a daughter, whom Madam Mira believed to be about 30 years old, lived with them in their three-room flat.

When TNP visited the flat yesterday, no one answered the door.

Madam Mira said the couple were friendly and loving, and the husband was still active, cycling every morning for exercise.

“I’ve never heard them quarrel, or anything at all,” said Madam Mira, who has been living there for 29 years.

“They were very good neighbours. I’m sad about what happened to them.”


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According to the Daily Mail, a video blogger from China reportedly died during his live stream of eating poisonous arthropods and geckos alive.

His body was found in his flat without vital signs by his girlfriend who had wanted to check on him in the eastern city of Hefei on Saturday.

The man surnamed Sun apparently was a popular figure of Douyu – a Chinese state-approved equivalent of Youtube. He had been filming himself drinking large amounts of alcohol and eating centipedes, geckos, and mealworms the night of the live streaming. Ugh.

As stated by Xinan Evening News, the 35-year-old man’s Douyu account was followed by 15,000 people, and he would hold live-streaming sessions every night.

In an attempt to gain more followers, Sun would spin a wheel marked with items including centipedes, geckos, mealworms, eggs, beer, and baijiu – a clear distilled liquor.

According to the report, he would drink or eat the items the spin lands on live on camera. His last live-stream session was last Thursday at 7.53 pm.

Sun had collapsed while his stream was still being broadcasted. His body was later found by the police with his camera still running.

Authorities have ruled out foul play in Sun’s death but the cause of death is still under investigation, as stated by the report. Sun’s videos have since been removed from Douyu.


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Tragedy befell a family recently when a newborn baby died after his grandfather fed him a sip of alcohol, on his first-month celebration. The incident shows the dangers of giving alcohol to a baby, even in tiny amounts.


According to an article on Sin Chew Daily on 12 July 2019, the incident happened in Beijing, China. Many friends and relatives had turned up at the baby’s full month celebration, which is traditionally held to bless the child and celebrate the arrival of a new member of the family.

The child’s paternal grandfather was apparently carrying him when he proposed a toast to his relatives. Things took a rather weird turn when one of the relatives joked that the grandfather couldn’t drink if the baby didn’t drink.

The grandfather fell for the taunt, he grabbed a cup of alcohol and gave the baby a sip, to “save his face”.

When the child’s mother got to know what had happened, she was furious. She grabbed her baby back into her arms. But the damage had been done. The baby became breathless after just 30 minutes.

He was rushed to the hospital, but hospital staff were unable to save the little one.


Doctors found out that, the cause of the child’s death was alcohol poisoning. “Babies cannot drink alcohol, how can you treat a child’s life as if it’s a joke?” they asked the grandfather.

It has been reported that the baby’s heartbroken mum was unable to believe what had happened, and she slapped her father-in-law multiple times.

Apparently, the mum had been ill-treated by her in-laws previously, because she was unable to conceive even after 3 years of marriage. Things got better only after she was blessed with a baby boy.

Fate though had other plans.


According to a report by Dr Taylor McCormick (Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County & University of Southern California Medical Center), babies appear to metabolise alcohol faster than adults.

Alcohol affects the central nervous system. Children’s bodies absorb alcohol quickly, and this can occur in less than 30 minutes. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning in babies can include difficulty breathing, reduced activity, and seizures. Some studies have also found a risk for low blood sugar.

The long-term effects on the baby are unclear. However, breathing difficulties could deprive the baby’s brain of oxygen, possibly causing brain damage.

In the case of breastfeeding mothers, the CDC recommends that not drinking alcohol is the safest option.

Generally, moderate alcohol consumption by a breastfeeding mother (up to 1 standard drink per day) is not known to be harmful to the infant. However, the mother should wait for at least 2 hours after a single drink before breastfeeding her baby. Breast milk will contain alcohol as long as alcohol is still in the mother’s bloodstream.

Alcohol levels are usually highest in breast milk 30-60 minutes after alcohol is consumed. The length of time alcohol can be detected in breast milk will increase the more alcohol a mother consumes. For example, alcohol from 1 drink can be detected in breast milk for about 2-3 hours, alcohol from 2 drinks can be detected for about 4-5 hours, and alcohol from 3 drinks can be detected for about 6-8 hours, and so on.

Exposure to alcohol above moderate levels through breast milk can damage an infant’s development, growth, and sleep patterns. High alcohol consumption can also impair a mother’s judgment and ability to safely care for her child. Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to decreased milk production.


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SINGAPORE – A 35-year-old man died after falling several stories inside Ngee Ann City on Sunday afternoon (July 14).

Police said they were alerted to the incident at 391 Orchard Road, the mall’s address, at 2.07pm.

The man was found lying motionless and was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He later died from his injuries.

Police are investigating the case of unnatural death.

The Straits Times understands that the hospital was on standby to receive him.

According to retail staff at the mall, the man fell from the third level to the basement two level, near the escalator well.

Shopkeepers working near the escalator well at basement two said they heard a loud sound around the time the incident happened.

Part-time waiter Jerdy Ang, 21, who works at a cafe on the third floor did not witness the incident but said his colleague, who happened to be looking in the direction of the escalator then, did.

His colleague saw the man walking from the corridor towards the railing but thought he was “seeing things wrongly” and realised the man had fallen only after hearing the sound of him landing on the basement.

The colleague has given his statement to the police.

Mr Andi Adhyaksa told ST that he heard a man scream briefly, followed by the sound of a hard object hitting the floor.

The 20-year-old Indonesian student, who is here on holiday, was with his family at Heavenly Wang, a restaurant near where the incident happened.

Seconds later, he heard two women screaming. They were subsequently interviewed by the police who also moved the man, he added.

“The person fell near the escalator, and there was a big pool of blood where he fell,” Mr Andi said.

An eyewitness, who declined to be named, told ST that she saw a pool of blood outside the ActionCity toy store at the mall’s basement two level.

Police were talking to three people seated on a bench outside the store, the eyewitness said.

According to an eyewitness, the teenager fell after he climbed over the railing onto a ledge, which gave way.

A staff member of the store told ST that she was serving a customer at the kiosk outside the shop when the man landed in front of them.

The mall was crowded at the time of the incident and a crowd gathered around the area, said Mr Ang. He added that a woman also stepped forward to help the man before police and paramedics arrived but he did not know if they knew each other.

The scene was cleaned up shortly before 5pm.

A Ngee Ann City spokesman said that the mall’s security personnel responded within minutes of the incident and assisted the injured man, before handing him over to police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force when they arrived.

The mall is also assisting businesses and staff affected by the incident, he said, adding that there have been no other calls for assistance from shoppers.

“We regret that this incident has occurred in our mall and we would like to reassure all our staff and customers that their safety and security is also our top priority,” the spokesman said.


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AMPANG – A two-year-old girl died due to injuries sustained after she was accidentally struck by a ceiling fan.

The victim was tossed by a relative while playing at the victim’s house on Monday (June 17), according to the Myanmarese complainant, who is the toddler’s father.

She was seriously injured following the incident, and was rushed to the hospital by the girl’s mother and her brother.

“The hospital confirmed her death, and the body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem. Results have shown that the cause of death was due to severe head injury by blunt trauma.

“The police also investigated the house, located along Tasik Tambahan Ampang,” said Asst Comm Noor Azmi Yusof in a statement Wednesday (June 19).

He added that the police arrested a 25-year-old Myanmar man on Tuesday (June 18) at the district police headquarters at around 1.15pm.

“He has been remanded until June 25. The case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 for abuse,” he said.


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A woman in China was recently sentenced to 10 years in jail for causing the death of her 9-year-old son.

The incident, which happened in January 2018, took place in China’s Zhejiang province when the young boy confessed to his mother that he lost his phone while playing outside.

According to Asia One, after going out to search for the phone, the boy’s mother became angry when they could not find it. Instead of commending him for his honesty, she accused him of lying. She also slapped him before they returned home.

Then, she discovered that her son did not finish his homework either, causing her to get even angrier. She then proceeded to beat her son with a wooden rod for 5 hours later that evening.

As if the beating wasn’t enough, the mother reportedly bound his hands and feet with tape and then stabbed his feet multiple times using a sewing needle.

Throughout the abuse, the boy was only given a few sips of water to drink. After beating her son, the mother carried him to his bedroom, and he reportedly told her, “Mama, I don’t want to see you.” The mother then went to her room to sleep.

The following morning, the mother was shocked to find the 9-year-old motionless on the floor. She tried resuscitating him, but it was already too late. He was later confirmed dead at the scene.

A post-mortem revealed that the boy experienced a hemorrhagic shock and a pulmonary embolism (a blocked artery in the lungs). 

During the mother’s court case, it was ruled that she had intentionally caused harm to her son and was given a jail sentence of 10 years.


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