21 March 2016

Trainee cop in Johor is country’s first heatstroke fatality

  21 March 2016


The heatwave in Malaysia has claimed its first victim, a police trainee in Johor.

Azizan Ayob, 23, died at 10.26pm on Wednesday (March 16) after undergoing orientation at the Segamat Police Training Centre (Pulapol) earlier in the day.

Training coordinator Assistant Superintendent Abu Bakar Ngah said Azizan had fainted during a run at the end of the orientation and was rushed to the Segamat Hospital, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit.

“Doctors informed us Azizan’s condition was critical, as all his bodily cells had shut down and he had to rely on a breathing apparatus,” Mr Abu Bakar told Sinar Harian.

He said the deceased experienced a heatstroke, adding that Azizan’s father had also informed him his son was epileptic, and had a fever for several days before reporting for duty at the centre.

Weather conditions were said to be mild and cloudy during the orientation. Read more: http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/trainee-cop-johor-countrys-first-heatstroke-fatality
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