Did someone try to end their life by committing suicide at the Penang bridge last night (Sunday, 23rd August)?
According to a video shared online, a 24-year-old man was seen getting out of his red Perodua Bezza while the vehicle engine was still running and the car door ajar.
NST reported that the scene took place at Km2.2 of the bridge where the young individual climbed over and jumped. His handphone was discovered at the scene but we’re unsure if authorities were able to find useful evidence that contributed to the victim’s action.
Prai Fire and Rescue Station operation officer Zulkhuari Abdul Rahman told the publication that they were notified of the man’s jump around 8:30pm. The Fire and Rescue personnel has since carried out a search mission, but his body has not been found. (as at time of writing).
Here’s a short clip of the incident:
The Penang bridge is infamous for suicide attempts. NST previously reported that a 54-year-old man jumped off the same bridge last Tuesday. He left his motorcycle and wallet behind before killing himself.
It’s heartbreaking to think that these victims thought of suicide as their only option to end their suffering. 🙁