UM student dies as car turns turtle in Tapah


TAPAH: A public university student was killed while her two friends sustained injuries when their car skidded and turned turtle at a river bank in Pekan Pasir Bidor this morning.

Universiti Malaya student Nurul’ain Sakinah Md Sallehuddin Khan, 25, died on the spot in the 7am crash at the 72km Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh stretch.

She suffered from breathing difficulties before she died, said Tapah Police Chief Superintendent Somsak Din Keliaw.

He said her friends, Mohd Azwan Kasimi Che Gahni, 25, and Ku Mustaqiem Ku Mohamad Anuar, 27, sustained head injuries and fractures in the hand and leg.

Mohd Azwan Kasimi is a medical assistant at the Selama Hospital in Perak while Ku Mustaqiem is a National Service programme officer in Kedah.

Somsak said the three members of a non-governmental organisation were on their way home to Selama from Kuala Lumpur. They had earlier helped distribute packed food to 150 homeless people in the federal capital when the crash occurred.

“Upon impact with the river bank, the car turned turtle, causing them to be trapped inside.

“The body of Nurul’ain Sakinah was sent to the Tapah Hospital while the other two victims were warded at the hospital.

Meanwhile in Port Dickson, a lorry driver was found drowned after he went missing while bathing with his children at Pantai 3 Telok Kemang here last night.

The body of T Chithtravelu, 47, from Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor, was found at 9.30pm, not far from where he was reported missing.

His daughter, Tharsini, 17, said in the 5.30pm incident, her father was swimming alone with a crocodile-shaped buoy, a short distance away, before he waved frantically for help and disappeared.

Port Dickson Police Chief Superintendent Azdli Abu Shah said the body was sent to the Port Dickson Hospital.