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Police appealing for witnesses following hit-and-run death in Lahad Datu

Last Update: 26/09/2018

LAHAD DATU, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- Police are appealing for witnesses of a hit-and-run death, involving a motorcyclist in Jalan Kastam at about 10.30 am today, to come forward to provide information to assist in the investigation.

Lahad Datu district police chief, ACP Nasri Mansor, said the unidentified man had succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident.

“Initial investigations revealed that the victim, a 30-year-old foreign national was injured when his motorcycle was knocked down when crossing the road to see his family nearby," Nasri told reporters today.

Meanwhile, regarding the discovery of a man on the street facing a business premises in the city centre early yesterday morning, Nasri said CCTV footage showed the victim fell to his death from a first floor balcony. 

“A witness said when he was closing the shop he saw the victim sleeping outside the premises. The footage also showed the victim woke up and sat on the balcony around 3.20 am.

“A few minutes later, the victim fell and sustained serious injuries to the head and body and was  confirmed dead,” he said.

Nasri said the case was classified as sudden death and there was no foul play.



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