Student from Sibu, 20, falls to his death in Taiwan

SIBU: An electrical and electronic student at the National Taipei University of Technology from Sibu is reported to have fallen to his death in Taiwan.

The 20-year-old male student reportedly went up to the eighth floor of a building in the university on Saturday afternoon.

According to See Hua Daily’s portal, firemen rushed to the scene and found him lying in a pool of blood.

The daily said Taiwan police have ruled out external factors that led to the death.

When contacted by The Star yesterday, Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association’s Sibu chapter chairman Lawrence Tiong said the student was believed to have been under tremendous pressure.

“He had told his mother that he wanted to come back for a break. He subsequently applied to his university to fly home,” he said.

According to Tiong, the undergraduate student was supposed to fly to Kuala Lumpur yesterday as his ticket had been booked, but he was not allowed to fly as he had not undergone a mandatory Covid-19 screening.

Tiong also said the association is arranging for a visa for his mother and sister to fly to Taiwan to make the necessary arrangements. The student’s father died in 2013.

He added that the association is applying with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia for a special pass for his mother and sister to fly to the country without having to observe two weeks’ quarantine.

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