Man electrocuted at shrimp pond


LUMUT: A man was electrocuted in a shrimp pond in Teluk Senangin, Segari, here today.

Manjung district police chief ACP Tengku Mohd Zailan Tengku Ahmad Shah said the police received a report lodged by several workers at the pond who found the body at about 8am.

“The victim, believed to be a worker at the pond, was found at the edge of the pool. An examination of the scene also found an electrical cable installed on the pool’s zinc fences,” he told reporters here today.

According to Tengku Mohd Zailan, checks on the victim’s body did not show any foul play and no signs of struggle were found in the area.

He said the body was sent to the Seri Manjung Hospital and a post-mortem revealed that the victim had died from an electric shock. The case was classified as sudden death.

In another development, Tengku Mohd Zailan said police had arrested two men believed to be drug addicts and seized 2.71g of methamphetamine in an operation in Pangkor Island today.

He said the two men, in their 30s, were arrested in separate locations and had in their possession 1.7g and 1.01g of the drugs respectively.

“They were remanded for four days and the case is being investigated under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug possession,” he said.

During the operation, police also arrested 14 illegal immigrants of different nationalities including from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand, aged between 19 and 60, for not having valid travel documents.