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Boy dies in Labuan after choking
Published on: Saturday, May 23, 2020
By: Bernama
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LABUAN: A four-year-old boy died after choking on a piece of “jelly” candy in his house in Kg Batu Manikar Wednesday night (May 20).

Labuan Police Chief Supt. Muhamad Farid Ahmad said the toddler was found unconscious and unresponsive when he was brought to the Labuan Hospital emergency unit around 10pm.

According to the mother, the boy was asking for the candy and he immediately put it into his mouth before she realised he started struggling for air and began to suffocate.

The toddler was taken to the Labuan Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.

Police said the medical examiner was looking into the cause of death and the case was ongoing.

The boy’s name and information have not yet been released and the case is classified as sudden death.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Indonesian man, believed to be mentally disturbed, went berserk and ran amok with a 36-cm knife in his house at Kg Sg Bangat Wednesday night.

The undocumented Indonesian acted aggressively and threatened to stab the policemen who arrived at the scene.

Muhamad Farid, however, said the situation was taken under control as the policemen acted immediately.

During the arrest, police seized the knife and a 110-cm Samurai machete inside the suspect’s bedroom.

The actual motive for the incident has yet to be determined as investigations are still ongoing.

The suspect is currently under police custody to facilitate their investigations into the incident under Section 506 of the Penal Code and Section 7(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958.


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