Bangladeshi falls from 20th floor onto house roof

New Straits Times - - NEWS -

MELAKA: A for­eign worker was killed when he fell from the 20th floor of a build­ing un­der con­struc­tion and landed on the roof of a two-storey house here yes­ter­day.

The worker was iden­ti­fied as Mo­ham­mad Nasir, 38, from Bangladesh.

Muham­mad was work­ing on the 20th floor of a con­do­minium con­struc­tion site in Jalan Ong Keng Hoon when the in­ci­dent oc­curred about 10am.

Home­owner Tan Soo Puay, 55, said she was star­tled by a loud bang com­ing from the sec­ond floor of the premises.

She said her maid rushed to the room of her el­derly mother and was hor­ri­fied by the sight of a large hole in the roof, with Muham­mad’s body rest­ing on a ceil­ing beam.

“Luck­ily, my mother was not in the room.”

Jalan Kubu Fire and Res­cue Sta­tion chief Ka­marulza­man Md Din said the depart­ment re­ceived an emer­gency alert at 10.27am.

“Upon ar­riv­ing at the lo­ca­tion, we found the vic­tim stuck on a ceil­ing beam of the house.

“There was con­sid­er­able dam­age to the roof and back of the home.

“The vic­tim was pro­nounced dead at the scene,” he said, adding that part of the con­do­minium’s scaf­fold­ing had fallen with Muham­mad, sug­gest­ing that a col­lapse had oc­curred.

Ka­marulza­man said the vic­tim’s body was handed over to the po­lice.

PIC BY MUHAM­MAD ZUHAIRI ZU­BER

A Bangladeshi landed on the roof of this house in Melaka yes­ter­day after fall­ing from the20th floor of a build­ing un­der con­struc­tion.

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