Filipina jumps off Kuala Lumpur airport flyover, sustains injuries

By , on June 15, 2015


Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Photo courtesy of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Photo courtesy of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad)

A Filipina who allegedly jumped off from a flyover at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA-2) survived but suffered a broken leg and sustained other injuries due to the impact.

She is now recovering at a nearby hospital.

“The embassy wishes to clarify that the said individual is safe and is recuperating from her injuries at a nearby hospital. There is no truth to the news that she died,” the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia said in a statement.

“Because of the sensitivity of her condition, we would like to request that we allow her time to rest and recover from the incident. We also ask that netizens exercise caution about sharing information in social media, especially on cases like these,” the embassy added, not disclosing the name of the injured woman.

The Philippine Embassy also vowed to give the Filipina all the assistance she needed.

“She was also able to call her family in the Philippines during that time. We are extending the necessary assistance for her, including her repatriation to the Philippines when she is already fit for travel,” the embassy said.

Initial reports stated that the woman jumped off from a flyover with a height of five meters. The people in the airport who witnessed the incident immediately called for help.