Sabah demolishes illegal power connections that killed fireman


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2015

Officers tearing down structures at the illegal colony in Sandakan

KOTA KINABALU: Demolition teams swung into action at a Sandakan squatter colony where illegal power connections killed a fireman four days ago.

Sandakan Municipal Council officers demolished 20 structures near Taman Kenari, about 15kms from town in an hour-long operation headed by enforcement chief Irman Tajudin Edy.

The operation went without hindrance as security personnel had earlier swept through the area and detained the occupants comprising illegal immigrants.

Council senior assistant enforcement chief Sairin Abdul Rahman said 16 staff were involved in the operation with help from the police and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd.

Fireman Apolos Jeremos was electrocuted while battling a bushfire near the squatter settlement on Monday.

Apolos was believed to have died when the fire hose he was holding came into contact with live cable of an illegal connection between a sewerage pump house of the housing estate and the squatter settlement.

Sabah Electricity general manager (asset management) Muhamad Nazri Pazil said there were power thefts at 111 squatter settlements involving about 10,000 houses around Sabah.

Most rampant were in in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Semporna and Tawau, he said adding that SESB carried out over 100 operations on the illegal connections a year.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

More Covid-19 cases uncovered in second round of Selangor govt's free screening exercise
FT Ministry looking into assessment rebates to ease burden of ratepayers, says Annuar Musa
ProtectHealth, Selgate forge cooperation to spur immunisation programme in Selangor
Flashback #Star50 : Jacko mystery
The long war of vaccines vs variants
Turning to part-time domestic help
Businesses in dire need of foreign workers
M’sia, Egypt considering vax pact
Agencies call for government to lift foreign maid blockade
New centre ramps up drive

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers