Penang student falls to his death at Universiti Malaysia Perlis

PADANG BESAR: A 21-year-old Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) student has died after falling from the seventh floor of the Uniciti campus hostel here at 2.50pm Wednesday.

Goh Xin Xi, a first-year student with UniMAP's engineering faculty, slipped and fell when he tried to get into his hostel through a window after forgetting to take his keys.

Goh was from Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas in Penang.

In a statement, the university's vice-chancellor Datuk Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal said that Goh's body had been sent to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital for a post-mortem, and added that the police were investigating the case.

"The family of the victim has been informed and his father is on his way from Penang.

"The university is saddened by the tragedy, and will reach out to his family to lend their support in any way it can," he said.