Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Penang temple crash victim dies

GEORGE TOWN: A DEVOTEE involved in an accident near the Waterfall Hilltop Temple last weekend died at Penang Hospital here yesterday.

S.K.G Agnes, 78, of Johor Baru, died of her injuries without regaining consciousness at 3am, four days after she was admitted to the intensive care unit.

She had sustained broken ribs and neck injuries after the vehicle crashed and landed on its side at 7pm on Saturday. Eight people were in the vehicle.

Agnes's son, P. Ratnasena, 46, and several relatives claimed her body at the mortuary. She will be cremated in Klang, Selangor.

Ratnasena said he would seek legal action against the Waterfall Hilltop Temple at the Botanic Gardens for negligence. He took the Penang Hindu Endowment Board to task as the four-wheel-drive vehicle hired to transport devotees up to the temple allegedly had no road tax.

Three of the eight devotees, including Agnes, were seriously injured. Two victims had been discharged from hospital.

It is learnt that the accident was not the first to occur there, as another lorry had also crashed while negotiating a sharp bend recently.


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