Senior citizen killed due to injuries from machete in gardening accident


MELAKA: A 64-year-old man succumbed to injuries after he fell from a jackfruit tree at his home in Kampung Paya Rumput here.

Yap Ah Keo had climbed the tree by using a ladder to trim the branches with a machete at about 11am on Thursday (Sept 29).

However, he was injured when the machete penetrated his left rib due to the fall.

The victim’s 66-year-old wife had said in her police report that her husband wanted to trim the tree after having breakfast with her and six grandchildren.

The wife said her husband was bleeding profusely and was sent to hospital in the incident. He later succumbed to injuries.

She said her husband had no health complications and usually did gardening after having breakfast.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit confirmed the incident.

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