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Tuesday October 8, 2013 MYT 7:35:14 AM
by desiree tresa gasper
KULAIJAYA: A trip to a temple in Layang-Layang here ended in tragedy for a man when he lost his wife and friend after the car he was driving crashed into an oncoming van.
K.P.Vegneswaran, 44, sustained light injuries in the accident and immediately called out to his wife R. Santha, 44, not realising that she had died on the spot.
When met by reporters, Vegneswaran’s elder sister P. Selvarani, 47, said that her brother was still in shock.
Selvarani said that the other man who died on the spot was the couple’s neighbour, M. Natarajan, 28, an Indian national.
“My brother, his wife, Natarajan and another neighbour S. Mathiyalagan, 25, also from India, had all planned to visit the temple together.
“They left early Sunday morning and had even called me to say that they would be returning home by about 6pm the same day,” said Selvarani, who added that Mathiyalagan had sustained severe injuries and had been admitted to the Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Baru.
According to Kulaijaya OCPD Supt Zulkefly Yahya, initial investigations showed that Vegneswaran lost control of his Proton Iswara and rammed into an oncoming van along KM51 of the Ayer Hitam-Johor Baru road.
The driver of the van K. Swoba, 45, and her son K. Haran, 19, escaped with minor injuries. Police are still determining the exact cause of the accident.
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