KUANTAN (Bernama): A man bled to death Saturday (March 9) after the sickle he was using to pluck oil palm fruits fell on and slashed his right calf.
Maran district police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the incident occurred at 8.15 am while Abdul Razak Said, 47, was in the plantation at Felda Jengka 4, Maran, near here.
DSP Norzamri said the victim had gone to the plantation accompanied by his son, Muhammad Akif, 15, who said his father fell unconscious after suffering severe bleeding from the cut.
"Muhammad Akif then took a motorcycle and went to get help from nearby villagers.
"He and the villagers took his father to the Maran Health Clinic on a four-wheel drive, but they were informed the victim had died," he told reporters here Saturday.
Norzamri added that the victim's son lodged a police report on the incident at the Sungai Jerik Police Station, Maran, at 10.50am.
The post-mortem conducted at Jengka Hospital at 2.30 pm today confirmed the victim had died due to excessive loss of blood.
The remains were claimed by the deceased's family this evening to be buried at the Pusara Damai Jengka cemetery, Maran. – Bernama