62yo M’sian Man Gets Stuck And Dies On Top Of 24m-Tall Tree While Searching For Honey

Climbing trees is often seen as an action where mischievous children or curious adults would do in order to get a bird’s eye view of the surroundings or simply to pick whatever that’s growing on it.

A man’s search for honey turned deadly after he got himself stuck and subsequently died on top of a 24m-tall tualang tree.

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Tualang tree in kelantan
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62yo M’sian man gets stuck and dies on top of 24m-tall tree

Kosmo reported that the unusual incident took place at Kampung Cabang Tungkat, Bukit Lapan in Kelantan at 12.30pm yesterday (July 3).

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It turned out that the victim, 62-year-old Che Hussin Hassan, also known as Hussin Leboh, was looking for honey but suddenly died before he could reach the beehive.

Director of the Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department Zainal Madasin told the Malay daily that an emergency call was made at 1.09pm and 16 firefighters from the Pasir Puteh and Machang Fire and Rescue Stations rushed to the scene to carry out the rescue operation.

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Kelantan fire and rescue department helping out in the operation of man who dies on top of tualang tree
Photo via Kosmo

Took more than 6 hours to retrieve body

Zainal said when firefighters arrived, they found the victim stuck on top of the tualang tree in an unconscious state.

They then proceeded to get the body down from the tree, which took them more than six hours to do so and finally brought the rescue operation to a close at 7.20pm.

Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead by an official from the Ministry of Health (MOH) who was present at the scene.

Kelantan fire department rescuer climbing tualang tree
Photo via Kosmo

The body was later handed over to police at 8.12pm for further action.

Our condolences to the victim’s family and may he rest in peace.

Last month, a man was found dead after fainting inside the toilet:

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