Runner, 56, dies while taking part in 10km event in Kota Kinabalu


Medical personnel attending to the victim after he collapsed during the run.

KOTA KINABALU: A man who collapsed during a 10km race in the Borneo International Marathon (BIM) here on Sunday (April 28), was declared dead on arrival at Hospital Queen Elizabeth 2.

Bitah Sabenting, 56, fainted as he neared the finish line at the Likas Stadium at about 7.45am.

Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said the victim and his family travelled from Kota Belud to participate in the run.

According to him, the family arrived in Kota Kinabalu at around 4.30am for the 6am flag-off.

ACP Habibi said Bitah was sent to Hospital Queen Elizabeth 2 at 8.58am and was pronounced dead by medical personnel there.

His body was then taken to Hospital Queen Elizabeth 1 for a post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death.

Police have ruled out foul play and classified the case as sudden death.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Covid-19: 18.2% of cases in Sabah on Monday (Aug 2) are those who have been vaccinated
Covid-19: Cluster found for second time in Pasir Mas village in Kelantan
Melaka focussed on pressing state-level issues, says Idris Haron
Footage of Anwar and Dr M together gets tongues wagging
Covid-19 Watch: 8,000 Melaka retail sector workers to get jabs from mid-August
Negri cops warn of scam tactic via online job offers
Covid-19: Another grim record with 219 deaths on Monday (Aug 2)
Covid-19: Perlis, Sarawak and Labuan moving to Phase 3 of NRP
Covid-19: Sarawak records 411 cases on Monday (Aug 2), no casualties or new clusters
Seven detained in connection with security guard's murder

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers