KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has offered his deepest condolences to the family of the seven-year-old girl who died after being run over by a school van.
"It is heartbreaking to hear about the Year One student who was killed when she was hit by a van in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi yesterday.
"Condolences to her family members. May her soul be showered with grace," he said in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday (Nov 13).
It was reported that a seven-year-old girl was killed after she was run over by a school van while walking in front of the vehicle to enter a transit house in Taman Seroja here on Friday (Nov 12).
Sepang Deputy OCPD Supt Md Noor Aehwan Mohammad was quoted saying the girl had walked in front of the vehicle after she was dropped off.
After dropping off all the students including the victim, the woman driver moved forward without realising that the victim was walking in front of the van.
The victim, who suffered head injuries, was rushed to the Nilai Medical Centre, Negri Sembilan but died while receiving treatment and the body was later taken to Putrajaya Hospital for post-mortem.
A video of the incident has been circulated on social media and WhatsApp.