Pupil in coma after fall from school building in Malaysia

Pupil in coma after fall from school building in Malaysia

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - Investigations are under way as to how a Year Six pupil could have fallen from the second floor of his school building in interior Keningau.

Dylause Dionel, 12, who was in class prior to the incident had asked for permission to go to the toilet from his teacher.

After he failed to return to the classroom, the teacher went to look for Dylause and found him lying unconscious on the concrete ground floor of the SK Ansip school building.

Sabah Education Department director Datuk Jame Alip said the teacher had then asked for help from his colleagues and rushed the boy to the Keningau hospital in the 9.55am incident yesterday.

"We are still investigating how Dylause had fallen," he said, adding that the boy was still in a coma.

Jame said they were also waiting for the hospital report as well as police findings on the case.

Acting district police chief Asst Supt Merbin AK Lisa confirmed that investigations are continuing.

In Putrajaya, a six-year-old boy died after falling from the 13th floor of an apartment block in Precinct 5.

During the 11pm incident on Wednesday, Megat Arif Hussein Megat Irwan was believed to have fallen while his father was on the ground floor trying to help his mother, who was in a wheelchair, up to their unit.

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