Belgian in Hash run found dead
KUALA KUBU BARU: Police have confirmed there was no foul play in the death of a Belgian man whose body was found yesterday in Bukit Tarik near Kampung Orang Asli Kerling here.
Hulu Selangor police chief Supt R. Supramaniam said the body of Thomas Jean Francois, 34, ( pix) was found at 9.55am after he was reported missing while participating in the International Hash Challenge in Selangor on Saturday.
He said Francois’ body was found about 15km from the route of the run.
“The victim is believed to have lost his way and fell during the run,” he said.
Francois was among 88 participants in the run which started at 7.30pm on Saturday from Ladang Rasa to Lembah Beringin.
“All the participants arrived at the finishing line, except Francois,” Supramaniam said, adding that the participants searched for the victim after finding him missing.
Police mounted a search after a report was lodged by the Belgian Embassy at the Dang Wangi police station.
Supramaniam said Francois’ body had been sent to Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital for post-mortem. – Bernama