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Published: Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 7:31:34 AM

Student jumps off new Penang bridge

GEORGE TOWN: A 26-year-old student, said to be the nephew of a deputy minister, survived a jump from the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge just four days after its grand opening.

The incident happened at about 2.40pm yesterday while the youth was on the way to the island.

He was rescued by fishermen some 500m from KM13.9 of the new bridge.

The student was then brought to the marine police base in Batu Uban.

He is now undergoing treatment at the Penang Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin said the student is in stable condition.

“We will investigate the case under Section 309 of the Penal Code for attempted suicide,” he said.

Those with problems in Penang can contact Befrienders at 04-281 5161 or 04-281 1108 while in Ipoh, the numbers are 05-547 7933 or 05-547 7955. In the Klang Valley, call 03-7956 8144 or 03-7956 8145.

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