In an incident that happened on Tuesday, 14 July, a teacher fell to his death from the first floor of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Batu Gajah
The 54-year-old mathematics teacher at the national school in Kelantan was making the final preparations for the school's reopening today, 15 July, when he fell off the balcony on the first floor of the school building.
The incident occurred at around 12.30pm, in which the teacher suffered serious head injuries.
According to a New Straits Times report by Nor Fazlina Abdul Rahim, the teacher was checking to make sure that sinks in the classrooms were working, when he slipped and fell into a drain.
"It was believed that he climbed out of the classroom to the balcony area at the back of the room. While stepping on a plastic chair, he slipped and fell from a 3m height" the report said while quoting Tanah Merah district police chief deputy superintendent Zainuddin Md Yusuf.
The teacher, Rosli Abdul Aziz, had been teaching mathematics at the school for the last 17 years. He leaves behind five children.
Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin paid his last respects by joining the funeral prayer at the Tanah Merah Grand Mosque