GUA MUSANG: A honey collector died after falling from a tualang tree about 30m high while trying to collect beehives in the forest of Kampung Meranto here.
Gua Musang district police chief Supt Sik Choon Foo said the victim, Abdullah Che Nah, 35, was said to have gone looking for beehives with two of his friends at 12.18am on Monday (May 29).
"Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had climbed the tualang tree, but slipped and fell on the roots of the tree, and lost consciousness.
"Two of his friends then rushed to the Bertam police station to lodge a police report and the results of the inspection at the scene found that there was no element of crime,” he said in a statement today (May 30).
He said the victim's body was taken to the Gua Musang Hospital for a post-mortem before being handed over to family members, and the case was classified as sudden death. - Bernama