KOTA KINABALU: A 21-year-old college student broke her legs as she slipped and fell from a balcony while trying to retrieve the towel Tuesday morning.
The victim, Lee Miao Lynn, who is a medical student, is believed to have left the 10th-floor corridor to retrieve a towel that had fallen off the porch at about 10:30.
She landed on a roof on the seventh floor of the building.
Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said the victim's friend said she heard a loud noise from the roof and saw her friend lying there before alerting police immediately.
An initial medical examination found that Lee had broken both legs.
Any other lesions still need to be checked as more tests, including computed tomography, are being performed.
"The victim is currently conscious and in stable condition," he said.