Site Last Updated 3:50 pm, Saturday

Injured personnel flown to Sandakan hospital

by Winnie Kasmir. Posted on March 2, 2013, Saturday

Armed personnel guarding the victim who was brought in by an ambulance.

Armed personnel guarding the victim who was brought in by an ambulance.

The helicopter which brought the victim seen landing at HDOK.

The helicopter which brought the victim seen landing at HDOK.

SANDAKAN: A police personnel who was injured in the gunfight with the Sulu gunmen in Lahad Datu, was flown by a Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) helicopter to Hospital Duchess of Kent yesterday afternoon.

The helicopter was seen landing at around 2.53 pm at HDOK helicopter pad and the victim was admitted to the hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Unit around 2.59pm.

The HDOK was also guarded by enforcement authorities such as the police and army during the arrival of the injured personnel.

As of yesterday, all schools were also ordered to be closed early.

According to students who studied in the afternoon session here, they were asked to go home around 3pm by their school authority.

From a survey made by The Borneo Post, several shops were also seen to have closed early.

So far there is no official statement made by the authority regarding the situation in Sandakan.

Print Friendly

We encourage commenting on our stories to give readers a chance to express their opinions; please refrain from vulgar language, insidious, seditious or slanderous remarks. While the comments here reflect the views of the readers, they are not necessarily that of Borneo Post Online. Borneo Post Online reserves the right not to publish or to remove comments that are offensive or volatile. Please read the Commenting Rules.