Man Dies After 4×4 Struck by Falling Rock

In a tragic incident in Mansaam, Tenom, earlier today, a man lost his life after his vehicle was struck by a rock that fell from a hillside. The victim, identified as Ho Ka Cheong, aged 66, was pronounced dead at the scene by medical officers from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

According to FMT,  Zainal Sinsianm, Chief of the Tenom Fire and Rescue Department stated that the emergency call came in at 12:27 noon, prompting a rapid response from a team of officers dispatched to the location, approximately 55km away.

Zainal explained that the incident involved a 4×4 being hit by a rock dislodged from the hillside, resulting in the victim being trapped inside. Negotiating the challenging terrain, the firefighting team had to adjust their route after covering 45km, proceeding for another 10km via an untarred road known as the timber lorry route to reach the accident site.

Upon arrival, the rescue operation commenced immediately, with the victim subsequently transferred to the care of the medical team. Despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by MOH medical officers.

Following standard procedure, the victim’s body was handed over to the police for further investigation and necessary procedures.

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