Woman survives fall from 19th floor in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: A woman in her 30s fell from the 19th floor of an apartment in Sungai Ara here – and survived.

It is learnt that the woman fell from the 19th floor of the apartment in the Friday (Aug 12) afternoon incident.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said a team of firemen from Bayan Baru was dispatched to the location after receiving a call from the public.

"The victim was found at the apartment's multi-level parking area on the floor by other residents," he said.

The victim was given first aid by medical personnel on the scene before being sent to Penang Hospital.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service at 03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392; Talian Kasih at 15999 or 019-261 5999; Jakim's (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) family, social and community care centre at 0111-959 8214; and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur at 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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