For Malaysians who head over to Singapore to find work, it can be quite an exhausting experience as it would require them to travel extensively between the two countries.
A 58-year-old Malaysian lorry driver had a bout of what was suspected to be stroke while ferrying goods from Johor Bahru to Singapore, causing him to collapse while at the driver’s seat.
M’sian lorry driver collapses from alleged stroke
According to Shin Min Daily News, the lorry driver named Zainuddin had just arrived at a distributor’s warehouse No. 37 in Joo Koon Circle at 7.50am on June 26 when he suddenly blacked out and began convulsing.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) later confirmed that they recieved a distress call and admitted Zainuddin to the National University Hospital (NUH) intensive care unit.
Speaking to the Chinese daily, Zainuddin’s eldest daughter said she got a call from the company her father had worked at for about 20 years about his condition and that he was in a coma.
According to a clip which she showed to reporters, her father was seen sitting at the driver’s seat with his eyes shut and body convulsing uncontrollably.
Zainuddin’s daughter also said that she believed her father had a stroke while reversing the lorry into the warehouse’s unloading area, adding that it could have turned out way worse as unloading area had a slope but Zainuddin had the presence of mind to pull the handbrake.
Suffered from high blood pressure
Furthermore, Zainuddin’s daughter revealed that he had been suffering from high blood pressure for a very long time.
He also would avoid hiring an assistant to unload and arrange goods and preferred to do it himself as he wanted to earn handling fee of RM100 (S$28).
Unfortunately, it seemed that Zainuddin did not survive the incident and passed away on Sunday (July 2).
Our condolences to Zainuddin’s family for their loss and we hope they will find peace at this point in time.