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Fire and Rescue Department personnel carrying the remains of a victim who perished in a building collapse at Pulau Perhentian in Besut, Terengganu, on November 10, 2023. The remains were brought to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital’s forensics unit for autopsy. — Picture by BERNAMA

Pulau Perhentian building collapse: Another victim succumbs to injuries

JERTIH, Nov 12 — Another victim buried alive after a building under construction collapsed at a resort on Pulau Perhentian on Thursday (November 9) succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

The victim, identified as Bahul Jamil, 42, an Indonesian, was confirmed dead while receiving treatment at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, at 2.14am.

Besut district police chief, Supt Abdul Rozak Muhammad, said the cause of the victim’s death was severe injuries to several parts of the body.

“The victim was found under the rubble at 1.18pm on Thursday, after being trapped for about eight hours after the 4.30am incident.

“Bahul’s death brought the death toll due to the incident to two. The body of the first victim, identified as Suparno, 40, was found at 2.15pm on Friday (November 10),” he said.

— Bernama


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