Sole survivor of carbon monoxide poisoning incident discharged Tuesday (Oct 6)


BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): After nearly three weeks of receiving treatment at the Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital, in Kuala Lumpur, the sole survivor of the carbon monoxide poisoning incident at a petrol station in Sama Gagah, Butterworth, near here on Sept 16, has been discharged Tuesday (Oct 6).

Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) district police chief ACP Shafee Abd Samad said the survivor, Nor Aqilah Mohd Safwan, 21, was allowed to leave at about 6pm Tuesday after undergoing an eye examination.

"Today, the victim went to the eye clinic and the doctor's examination found that Nor Aqilah's eyes are in good condition, but she needs to continue medication and follow-up with the doctor. She does not need physiotherapy because she is able to walk normally," he said.

He said that the police would record Nor Aqilah’s statement to complete the investigation paper on the incident, which was classified as sudden death, in the near future.

In the incident, three women, Sharifah Fariesha Syed Fathi, Ayuni Shazwanie Shabri and Nor Adilah Mohd Safwan died, all 21 years old, died while Nor Aqilah, also 21, was critical after all four were found unconscious in a car in the parking lot of Sama Gagah petrol station, believed to be due to carbon monoxide poisoning when they fell asleep while resting in the car, with the windows closed.

All four students at a private medical college in Batu Caves were said to have stopped to rest at the petrol station at about 8.30pm after Nor Aqilah, who was driving the car, complained of feeling dizzy and vomited.

They were believed to be on their way to their respective homes in Sungai Petani and Gurun, Kedah after a holiday in Pulau Jerejak, Penang, on Malaysia Day.

The four friends were found unconscious in the car with the engine still running by Ayuni Shazwani's father four hours later, at 12.30am. - Bernama

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