Student falls to death from Miri apartment

KUCHING (May 26): An Egyptian student studying at a private university in Miri was found dead in the corridor of the second floor of an apartment early this morning, having fallen from the 15th floor of the building.

Miri police chief Lim Meng Seah said the deceased, Yahia Hatem Helmy Mahmoud Sultan, in his early 20s, was found at about 5.30am yesterday.

He said the deceased, who was pursuing a business foundation course, had rented the apartment along with 12 other friends for a night from Sunday.

“CCTV footage showed that at 2.12 am the deceased was in the 15th-floor lift area alone, staggering and trying to find an exit.

“At 2.16am, the deceased was seen sitting on the edge of the corridor in an unsteady state,” Lim said, adding that the footage showed him falling from the 15th floor.

He said bottles and cans of liquor were found in the kitchen and living room of the apartment, and the body had since been taken to Miri Hospital.

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