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Girl stung by jellyfish

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KOTA KINABALU: A nine-year-old girl was believed to have been stung by jellyfish at the Tanjung Aru Beach, near here, today and had been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

Sabah Civil Defence Department director (JPAM) Col Mulliadi Al-Hamdi Ladin said Marshanda Shenelle Ponsiun was believed to have been stung on the left leg and right hand.

“At about 10.30 am, two JPAM lifeguards on duty saw the girl screaming in pain. They went to her aid and found that she had been stung by jelly-fish. They gave her first-aid before the girl was sent to the hospital by her family,” he said in a statement here today.

Mulliadi advised the public to be more careful and take necessary precaution while doing recreational activities at the beach.

The department had recorded 22 jellyfish sting incidents at the Tanjung Aru Beach since Jan 1 this year, he added.- BERNAMA

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