Killed while rescuing duo

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003

JOHOR BARU: An Indonesian man was killed while trying to rescue two of his fellow construction workers who were cleaning a 6m-deep manhole at Pandan Hospital in Johor Baru yesterday. 

Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Mohd Razam Taja Rahim said firemen arrived to find that the Indonesian had rescued one of his colleagues, a Malaysian, while the Vietnamese man was still trapped in the manhole.  

The Vietnamese worker was rescued in less than 30 minutes but died at the Sultan Aminah Hospital.  

Indon to be charged today

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian woman who tried to withdraw RM150,000 from the Employees Provident Fund using forged documents is expected to be charged today. 

The 24-year-old illegal immigrant would be charged with several counts including attempting to cheat, possession of a fake identity card and impersonation, sources said. 

Youth drowns in mining pool

KUALA KLAWANG: A 25-year-old youth drowned after a fishing trip at the bottom of a disused mining pool in Kampung Baru Titi, near here on Monday. 

The victim, identified as Chim Kai Lun, was believed to have drowned after taking a bath in the mining pool at about 5pm.  

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