Man in Malaysia sent to hospital after being struck by 'hysteria'

SEREMBAN - A man was overcome by "hysteria" in Malaysia's state of Negeri Sembilan, it was reported, and rushed to hospital on Monday (May 2).

The electric cable installation worker, who is in his 30s, was with a friend during the incident at 7am on Monday, Seremban 2 Fire and Rescue Station operations chief Badroltamam Abd Aziz told Bernama news agency.

His friend could not control him, and called the fire station, he added.

"We received an emergency call at 7 am and six firemen arrived at the scene shortly after. They found the victim in a 2m-deep ditch and he was thrashing about," the fire chief was quoted by Bernama as saying.

He was tied up and sent to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital, he added.

"The victim's friend was unable to control the man as he was aggressive and hysterical. We had to tie the victim before taking him to hospital," Bernama quoted Mr Badroltamam as saying.