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S’PORE MAN FALLS THROUGH ROTTEN PLANK @ PENANG JETTY, SUFFERS MULTIPLE INJURIES

A 40-year-old Singaporean man stepped on a wooden plank that had decayed at a Penang jetty and fell through it, sustaining multiple injuries, according to China Press.

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The incident happened on 12 November at about 11am at the Chew Jetty in Georgetown, Penang, where the man had been on a holiday with his family.

He stepped on a decayed plank and it broke, with the bottom half of the man’s body falling through the resultant gap.

The man then tried to support himself on his hands and spraining his left arm, resulting in a large amount of pain and causing him to be unable to move.

His feet also suffered abrasions from the fall, as the members of the public called for an ambulance, and he was then sent to the hospital.

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The man’s wife told China Press that her husband’s injuries were not severe due to his age, and added that if it had been an elderly person, things would’ve been first.

Image source: China Press

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