KUALA KRAI: Two of the seven students and staff of a tahfiz school who sustained injuries in an accident at KM55 of Jalan Kuala Krai-Kota Bharu yesterday are still in critical condition.
Kuala Krai Hospital (HKK) director Dr Mohd Salleh Mat Jusoh said the two students were Muhammad Faiz Hafizuddin Mohamad Izahir, 17, from Taman Sri Sentosa, Bukit Bidang in Pasir Puteh, and Ahmad Syakir Azfar Abd Rahim, 16, of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) staff quarters here.
He said Faiz, who sustained internal bleeding following head injuries, was now being treated at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) Hospital in Kubang Kerian, while Ahmad Syakir, who suffered injuries in his abdomen, was at HKK’s intensive care unit.
“One of the seven victims is seriously injured, two others suffered minor injuries while the rest have been allowed to go home after receiving treatment.”
Speaking to the press here today, Salleh said Muhammad Aiman Haikal Mohd Nasir,17, from Kampung Lepan Jaya, Gua Musang had been placed at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II in Kota Bharu due to a severely broken right leg and fracture in his left hand.
Also present at the hospital was International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed, who visited Ahmad Syakir and Muhammad Syuwari Mana Sikana, 14, and handed over donations to both victims.
According to Salleh, the van driver, Muhammad Hamzi Mohammad Husham, 24, from Labok, Machang, who was also the accompanying teacher, is still being treated for minor facial injuries and a swollen eye.
In the 9.40am incident, 12 students and two teachers of Maahad Tahfiz Al-Hashimi in Kampung Tualang here were travelling in a van to Kota Bharu for a Ramadan function at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium.
Seven of the students were killed when the van skidded and fell into a ravine before crashing into a rubber tapper’s house at the stretch.