BREAKING: Two Newcastle University medicine students killed in Borneo, Malaysia

Posted: August 6, 2014 in World News

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Two British medicine students from Newcastle University have been killed in Malaysia, the
university has said.

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, had been “tragically killed” and the news was a “huge
shock”, the university’s vice-chancellor said.

He said the pair had been on a six-week work placement at a hospital in Kuching, Borneo, when
they died.

The Foreign Office said it was helping their families, but no further details have been released about how they died.

Professor Tony Stevenson, acting vice-chancellor of Newcastle University, said: “We were informed this morning of the very sad news that two of our fourth year medical students working at a hospital in Kuching, Borneo, have been tragically killed.

“Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were on a six-week work placement along with five other
medical students to put the skills they had learnt during their time here at the university into practice.

“This has come as a huge shock to us all and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this
very difficult time.

“Two of our members of staff are flying out to Kuching as soon as possible and we are working
closely with the British High Commissioner to support the other students and to co-ordinate their return to the UK.”

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the deaths of two British nationals in Malaysia on 5 August.

“We are providing consular assistance to their families at this difficult time.”

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