Father and son found dead at home, cops suspect Covid-19

KANGAR: Police suspect the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at their residence in Taman Dato Setia here today were due to Covid-19 infection.

Kangar District Police Chief Superintendent Wari Kiew said the police found the bodies of the two men, aged 53 and 79, after being informed by the victim's contact at around 4.33pm after failing to reach the victims for the past few days.

"Police officers who arrived at the single-storey bungalow house found that the door was closed but not locked.

"Further examination found the two bodies in the house believed to be father and son, where the son's body was bloated, suspected to have died a few days ago.

"The body of the elderly man, believed to be the father as found lying in the dining room of the house in normal condition," he said in a statement, today.

He said health workers from the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF), Kangar then arrived to examine the bodies.

"We did not find any criminal act against the victims. However, a thorough examination could not be performed because it was feared that the victims were infected with the Covid-19 virus.

"The victim's wife was also found unconscious in the house and was taken to HTF for further examination as she was suspected of suffering from depression," he said.

He said the victims' bodies were taken to the HTF Forensic Unit to be checked for Covid-19 infection and the case has been classified as sudden death.

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