Girl dies in accident while on the way to school

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  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

ALOR GAJAH: A nine-year-old pupil died in a road accident while on the way to school following the reopening of classes for Year One to Year Four pupils.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu identified the victim as Nur Aqilah Husna from Batu 15 1/2 Kampung Paya Datok here.

He said the victim, a Year Three pupil at SK Parit Melana, was pinned under a lorry in the accident involving four vehicles in Jalan Panchor, Durian Tunggal, at 7.20am yesterday.

Her 33-year-old father was injured.

The incident received the attention of Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“I want to extend my deepest condolences to her family. I also hope that Aqilah’s father recover swiftly from his injuries sustained in the accident,” Dr Wee said in a Facebook post.

“I understand the driver is being investigated under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.

“In fact, upcoming amendments to the Act should also deter reckless driving through stiffer penalties.”

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