Man falls 8 floors from Penang condo, but survives mostly unscathed, calls dad on phone

Residents checking on the dazed man (inset) after he fell from the eighth floor of a condominium. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK 
Residents checking on the dazed man (inset) after he fell from the eighth floor of a condominium. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK 

BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man in Malaysia fell eight floors from a condominium and not only survived after crashing through the carpark roof, but used his mobile phone to call his father.

The advertising worker had just bruises on his legs after falling from a condominium block in Bagan Ajam in Butterworth, Penang on Sunday evening.

Residents rushed to his aid, expecting the worst, but were surprised to see him all well and were shocked to see him speaking on his mobile phone.

A resident who declined to be named said he was stunned by the man's miraculous escape from death.

He said he rushed to the carpark after hearing a loud thud.

"After falling from such a height, he could still make a call and tell his father what happened.

"He was crying and lying on the ground. An ambulance rushed him to the Seberang Jaya Hospital," said the resident.

Another resident said the man, who is from Kuala Lumpur, could be suffering from depression.

He said the man was renting a unit with his friend at the 10-storey condominium block.

North Seberang Prai district police chief Asst Comm Abdul Rahman Ibrahim said the man was once referred to Selayang Hospital for treatment for a mental condition.