Man dies while collecting snails in Petra Jaya

Firefighters retrieved the deceased's body from the jungle.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, June 16: A 26-year-old man died in a jungle near Sungai Batu, Petra Jaya yesterday evening.

The incident happened around 6pm, as the deceased and two friends were out collecting snails.

According to one of the deceased’s friends, the deceased suddenly fell down and lost consciousness. One of his friends later immediately rushed to the deceased’s house to inform the deceased’s family members about this incident.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) was called to the scene and firefighters carried the deceased out from the jungle. The deceased was later pronounced dead at the scene by a medical officer. The police were also called to the scene.

The deceased’s brother revealed that the deceased had two children and a history of epilepsy. The body was later handed over to the police for further investigation. — DayakDaily