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Published: Tuesday April 24, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 3:56:34 AM

Woman accidently stabs self to death

KOTA KINABALU: A restaurant operator slipped and accidentally stabbed herself to death with a kitchen knife.

Cynthia Tan Kian Hoon, 41, was preparing breakfast when she fell forward. The six-inch knife which she was holding in her hand, pierced into her ribs.

Acting Sandakan police chief Supt Fadzil Mohd Ali said Tan’s son and a worker who were outside the restaurant ran in after hearing a scream and found her face down on the floor.

The son and a relative tried to carry the woman but she collapsed after three steps and lost consciousness, Supt Fadzil said.

A pathologist confirmed the woman died after a main artery was severed, he said, adding that police did not suspect foul play.

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