Two UiTM students killed, six others injured by falling tree at Lata Carok waterfall

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  • Saturday, 13 May 2017

PETALING JAYA: Two university students were killed while six others were injured when a tree fell on them at Lata Charok in Janda Baik, Bentong.

Noorain Mohtar, 23 and Muhamad Kamil Md Sukri, 22, both Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students, were crushed to death during the incident early Saturday morning.

It was learnt that the students were part of a group of 140 students and four lecturers from UiTM's Puncak Alam campus in Shah Alam.

They had been at the Lata Carok waterfall for a survival activity since 11.30pm on Friday and were supposed to descend at 5am Saturday when the freak accident occurred.

Bentong OCPD Supt Mohamad Mansor Mohd Nor said five injured victims were sent to the Bentong Hospital.

Another victim Muhammad Haziq Radzuan, 21, who had sustained serious head injuries, was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

As at press time, Muhammad Haziq was still in a coma but was now stable after doctors removed blood clots in his head.

Five others - Abdul Muaz Abdul Razak, 22, Mohd Ammar Affandi Ahmad Subki, 20, Nur Farrah Izzatul Md Fauzi, 20, Farah Hanisah Hamdan Fadel, 22 and Ainin Sofea Abd Shukor, 21, received outpatient treatment at the Bentong Hospital.

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