Girl on way to art contest dies in crash


  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Mar 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: A 16-year-old girl died and her mother was seriously injured when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree while they were on their way to an art competition here yesterday morning. 

Cindy Wong Han Yee, 16, from Setapak here, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital while Wong Kwai Fan, 37, who suffered severe injuries, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. 

Wong was driving her daughter to an art competition at Leisure Mall in Cheras when she lost control of her car and crashed into a tree along Jalan Kuching about 7.45am.  

Passers-by rushed them to the hospital. 

In another case, a 54-year-old manager of an insurance adjuster company died apparently of a heart attack while participating in a jogathon in Lake Garden here yesterday morning. 

R. Vickneswaran from Jalan Ipoh, collapsed after completing 5km of the 7km charity jogathon.  

A former colleague said this was the first time Vickneswaran had taken part in the charity event but he was known to be healthy. 

Meanwhile, a teenager was believed to have been swept away after she fell into the Gombak River here. 

It is learnt that the girl had been loitering at the Light Rail Transport (LRT) station near the Putra World Trade Centre before she fell into the river yesterday. The victim has yet to be located at press time.  

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