Another tragic accident claimed a young life this weekend, when a man was found in a submerged car across from Sea Passion Hotel in Malakal.

According to police report, a call came in early Sunday morning around 4am of a car accident at Malakal.  Responding officers found a car submerged in the water across from Sea Passion Hotel.  In the car, they found a man who was unresponsive and immediately transported him to the Belau National Hospital.

Report said that CPR efforts by the emergency personnel to revive the victim failed and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.The man is identified as 37-year old Palauan Hammurabi Uchel, an employee of AARF (Airport Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting).

Cause of death according to the police report is accidental death. (By: L.N. Reklai)

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