Malaysian student in Taiwan falls to his death dressed in Spider-man costume

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  • Thursday, 04 Jan 2018

TAIPEI: A Malaysian student at Changhua County's Da-Yeh University was found dead Wednesday night outside the men's dormitory dressed in a Spider-man costume, the Central News Agency reported.

He is believed to have fallen from the fifth floor of the building, the agency said.

According to police, a student passing by the dorm building found the Malaysian student, surnamed Lee, lying unconscious on the cement floor and notified the university and police.

Lee was already dead when officers reached the scene, police said.

The police suspect that Lee was on the balcony taking selfies when he fell to his death.

They found his cellphone on the fifth floor balcony, and one of his classmates questioned by policed said that Lee had told him that he was going to take photos.

According to Chan Ting-yu, head of the investigation unit at Changhua County Police Department's Yuanlin Precinct, the police are currently unable to definitively determine the cause of death because there were no witnesses.

Da-Yeh University has contacted Lee's family in Malaysia and will arrange for them to travel to Taiwan. – Bernama

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