Man found dead on railway track in Beaufort
Published on: Monday, February 10, 2020
By: Ahmad Apong
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BEAUFORT: A man with severed limbs, believed to have been hit by a train, was found dead on a railway track in Kg Bekalau, here, on Saturday.

Confirming this Sunday, District Police Chief DSP Azmir Abd Razak said the 27 year-old victim was identified as Charlieyon Dasmon.

“His body was found lying on the track with parts of his limbs severed around 5.10am and an identification document was found in his back pocket,” he said.

According to him, the train to Kota Kinabalu usually leaves the Beaufort station at 5am.

“The gatekeeper of the rail crossing was unaware of the incident until he was informed by the train driver.

“Police tracked the deceased’s wife on the same day and were informed of the incident and provided information about the deceased.

“According to his wife, the victim often did not return home because of drinking alcohol with his friends,” he said, adding the victim was last seen a day before the tragic incident happened.

Azmir said this was the second such incident that happened in the same village, with the first being recorded a year ago when a man was hit by a train and killed near a junction.

“I would like to advise the public to be extra careful while crossing the railway track,” he said, urging witnesses to come forward with information to assist in the investigation.

On April 19, 2019, a man in his 20s was killed after being run over by a train at Km 1.5 of the railway between the Beaufort station and Tanjung Aru.

The train had left the Beaufort station at 5.02am and was heading to Tanjung Aru when the driver saw an object lying on the railway track and at a distance of 20 metres, pulled the emergency brakes after realising the object was a person.



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