Woman falls to her death from Kota Kinabalu commercial building


KOTA KINABALU: A 50-year-old woman fell to her death from a commercial building in Lintas Plaza, not far from the state capital early Friday (Jan 21).

Kota Kinabalu OCPD Asst Comm Zaidi Abdullah said the victim was said to have fallen from the fourth floor of the building at about 8am.

"We received a call about the incident at 8.05am, and a team was sent to the scene at around 8.20am," he said.

He said based on what the woman was wearing, she was believed to be a kindergarten teacher.

ACP Zaidi said looking at the CCTV recording of the parking lot, the woman was seen driving into the area at about 7.10am.

Police later found her vehicle and a pair of shoes, believed to be hers, at the parking lot.

"We have classified this case under a Sudden Death Report," he said, adding they were investigating the cause of the incident.

According to witnesses, the woman was heard screaming in agony when she landed on the ground following her fall.

A passerby helped put chairs around the victim to prevent motorists from hitting her body as the area was at a busy road intersection.

Those suffering from mental health issues or contemplating suicide can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or 019-261 5999 on WhatsApp); Jakim's (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) family, social and community care centre (011-1959 8214 on WhatsApp); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or go to befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers nationwide and operating hours, or email sam@befrienders.org.my).

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