Health Dept to draw up full report on 'heatstroke death' in Kluang

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 02 May 2023

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Health Department has been told to prepare a thorough report on the death of the 12-year-old boy in Kluang who apparently died from heatstroke.

State health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon (pic) said the government was aware of the case, which had attracted a lot of public attention.

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“From what I understand, the death might not be linked to heatstroke but I am waiting for the Health Department’s full report.

“Wait for my official statement,” Ling said when asked by The Star on Tuesday (May 2), adding that it would be issued later in the day.

Earlier, it was reported that the boy, Airiel Syahren Syahrol Azmi from Kluang, died from heatstroke after he was rushed to the district’s Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom on Monday (May 1).

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A family member of the victim said according to hospital documents, the boy had died of secondary septic shock as a result of meningoencephalitis.

He said the second of four siblings started showing signs of fever, cramps, vomiting and incontinence late Sunday (April 30) night.

Heatstroke has been identified as the cause of death in one of the two recent fatalities involving children in Kelantan.

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