British medical students killed on elective in Borneo
- By: Poonam Jani
Two medical students studying at Newcastle University have been stabbed to death while on elective in Kuching, Borneo.
Fourth years Aidan Brungar, aged 22, and Neil Dalton, 23, who were on a six week placement at Sarawak General Hospital, were attacked after an altercation with four local men as they returned to their hostel after a night out.
Malaysian police said the students were killed on Wednesday 6 August at 04:15 local time after an earlier argument at a local bar in the Jalan Padungan region, the Guardian reported.1 The students were fatally stabbed with a knife by the gang and pronounced dead at the scene.
Jane Calvert, dean of undergraduate studies for Newcastle University Medical School, said, “They were excellent students, they were doing really well with their studies, they were highly committed and coming back next year to work as doctors. Aidan was aspiring to do some medical