Body found in KL condo water tank; 200 residents affected

Police said that the victim, 43-year-old Chuan Wan Chooi (left), was not a resident of the condominium. His body (right) was discovered in a water tank in the Bukit Damansara condominium. -- PHOTO: WANBAO/ CHINA PRESS
Police said that the victim, 43-year-old Chuan Wan Chooi (left), was not a resident of the condominium. His body (right) was discovered in a water tank in the Bukit Damansara condominium. -- PHOTO: WANBAO/ CHINA PRESS

KUALA LUMPUR - The body of a man was discovered in a water tank serving some 200 condominium residents in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian news site Kosmo! Online reported.

The site reported that those living in the Bukit Damansara condominium had complained that their water smelt bad since May 7.

One of them, 23-year-old Abbas, said: "We drank and bathed with the water for five days. It was only on Wednesday that we found out that the weird odour was caused by a dead body in the water tank."

Police said that the victim, 43-year-old Chuan Wan Chooi, was not a resident of the condominium. A missing persons had been lodged by his brother on May 9.

The case has been classified as murder.

In a similar case in Singapore, the body of 30-year-old maid Ruliyawati was found in a water tank on the rooftop of Block 686B, Woodlands Drive 73 in 2011. A coroner's inquest found that the woman had drowned herself in the water tank.

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