Malaysian teenager dies while skateboarding in Australia


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A Malaysian teenager, Mohammad Farhan Fudhail Mohammad Farid, died in a skateboarding incident in Townsville, Queensland, Australia on Saturday (Dec 28).

The mother of the 16-year-old boy, known as Natasha, confirmed the incident to Bernama when contacted on Sunday (Dec 29) morning.

She said they were now in the middle of bringing home the remains.

Australian media reported that Farhan from Kuantan, Pahang, was skateboarding downhill with friends before crashing into a pole.

According to the report, quoting Queensland police, the teenager who was wearing a helmet during the 2.30pm incident, was in a critical condition when paramedics arrived at the scene at Jezzine Barracks, North Ward.

The teenager was in the country for holidays with his family.

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob said Wisma Putra had contacted Natasha and the effort to bring back the body to Malaysia was being carried out by the High Commission of Malaysia in Canberra.

"The victim's mother is still waiting for the postmortem results, and the body is expected to be brought back to Malaysia via Malaysia Airlines flight," he said when contacted by Bernama. - Bernama

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