Indonesian worker killed by falling septic tank in Mapai

Firefighters transporting the victim's body onto a police truck.

KANOWIT, April 30: An Indonesian youth was killed by a falling septic tank in a freak accident at a cable construction camp in Mapai, Kanowit earlier today.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Kanowit fire station in a statement said the incident took place at about 4.20pm when an excavator was moving the septic tank towards a lorry.

The septic tank suddenly fell, crushing the 19-year-old victim under it. His friends managed to remove the tank but the victim died on the spot.

Firefighters from Kanowit fire station received the distress call at 7.22pm. It was understood that there was limited telecommunication services and no GRIN coverage at the campsite.

It took the firefighters about an hour to reach the scene, travelling on police and four-wheel-drive vehicles as the road was not accessible to fire engines.

The victim’s body was later handed over to the police for further action. — DayakDaily