Drunk lorry man dies after Deepavali row with brother

drunkIPOH: Deepavali day festivities turned dark when a drunk lorry attendant died after a row with his younger brother at his home in Padang Rengas, Kuala Kangsar near here yesterday.

Police said the man, aged 42, had slapped his brother who was eating some food on a glass plate, causing it to break.

The younger man retaliated in anger and threw the broken plate at his brother, causing a serious injury to the neck.

“The family called for an ambulance, but he was pronounced dead by the medical officer when the ambulance arrived, police chief Ahmad Termizi said.

The younger brother has been detained.