Elderly patient falls to his death from 10th floor of hospital

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PETALING JAYA: A senior citizen fell 10 floors to his death at the Selayang Hospital.

The man was found sprawled on the fourth floor of the hospital.

The 64-year-old unemployed man was warded for liver infection on Saturday night.

He was believed to have jumped through the window beside his hospital bed on the 10th floor and was discovered at about 9.40pm yesterday.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad said the father-of-two was pronounced dead by a medical team at the scene.

"His body has been sent to the hospital's mortuary for autopsy.

"We are still investigating the reason behind the suicide," he said.

The case is classified as sudden death.