Civil servant found dead at federal building toilet in Sabah

Staff from a federal building office and authorities breaking open the locked door.

KOTA KINABALU: A 38-year-old civil servant was found dead inside the toilet of a federal government building near here on Tuesday (Oct 4).

The civil servant has been identified as Hasbullah Abd Hamid and was first found unconscious by his colleagues at the mini Putrajaya complex before 9am, before emergency calls were made.

Lintas fire station chief Agustavia Joe Guasi said the Fire and Rescue Department received a call about a locked door at 8.42am and when they arrived, health officials were already at the scene.

“The door was already opened up by the staff at the building when firemen arrived. Health officials were also on scene to respond to a call about the unconscious man,” she said in a statement.

She said the man from Sandakan district was pronounced dead.

Agustavia said the man’s body was later taken to the hospital for a post-mortem.

“Our operations ceased at 9.30am after checking that there were no dangerous or hazardous elements at the scene,” she said.

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