Keyless condo resident slips while trying to reach balcony

PETALING JAYA - A man fell to his death while trying to get to his balcony by scaling the side of his Kota Damansara condominium.

Lee Heng Fatt, 37, is said to have returned to his apartment on the 12th floor at about 2am yesterday to find himself locked out. Instead of calling his roommate, who was home, Lee decided to climb out of the corridor and scale the wall.

He lost his grip and plummeted 10 floors onto the balcony of a second floor apartment at about 2.40am.

It woke up the occupants who immediately alerted the police.

Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said the case was classified as sudden death and that Lee's body was taken to the University Malaya Medical Centre for a post-mortem, adding that he died of severe injuries to the head.

At the hospital, Lee's mother was inconsolable and fainted three times when told of her son's death.

"Please don't leave me! Why was he so stupid? Why did he do this? I blame myself!" she said, beating her chest in sorrow.

In George Town, an ice deliveryman sustained multiple bodily injuries after he fell off the top of a corridor wall at an apartment where he had apparently squatted to smoke a cigarette.

Goh Min Kuen, 30, lost his footing while getting down from the wall outside his sister's seventh floor unit.

He fell two floors down onto the open space on the fifth floor of the apartment in Bandar Baru Air Itam in the 9pm incident on Wednesday.

He is being warded at the Penang Hospital for injuries to his right eye, left wrist and private parts.

George Town acting OCPD Supt Ismail Toh Paduka Idris said Goh had just returned a television set to his sister before he went out to have a smoke.

He said Goh had admitted that he fell by accident.

"His mother, who was walking towards the apartment then, witnessed the entire incident.

"Nobody else was there and we have temporarily ruled out foul play pending investigation," he said.

Supt Ismail said Goh's brother-in-law rushed out from the unit after hearing a loud thud.

"Goh was found sprawled on the open space. Before that, he was seen puffing on the corridor wall," he said.