Dies on way to convocation
> Victim drowned inside car which plunged into ditch
SABAK BERNAM: A graduate on her way to her convocation was killed after her car crashed and landed upside down in a ditch near here about 8.30am, yesterday.
Nurul Azmina Alias, 21, drowned in her car after she is believed to have lost control, crashed into a signboard and a concrete wall before plunging into the two-metre deep ditch near Jalan Tebuk Sultan-Jalan Alang, Sungai Air Tawar.
The victim, believed to be from Cheras, had completed her diploma in Environmental Engineering at Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah.
It is learnt that she drowned after she was pinned in the driver’s seat.
Police said initial investigations revealed that the public helped get the victim out of the car. Her body was sent to the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Jemaah for a post-mortem and claimed by her family later.
The post-mortem confirmed the victim had died due to drowning.
Police are investigating the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
It is learnt that those at the convocation ceremony later observed a moment of silence in memory of Nurul Azmina.
Meanwhile, in GEORGE TOWN, two youths on separate motorcycles died on the spot in a collision with a car at the Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu here early yesterday.
Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said the car, driven by a male driver, was heading from town towards Bayan Lepas during the 4.40am incident.
He added the deceased were Mohd Faris Nasir, 19, from Bayan Lepas and Yusman Arief Jamaluddin, 21, from Sungai Petani, Kedah.
“We are still looking for the driver to facilitate investigations,” he said in a statement, adding the investigations were being carried out for reckless driving.
The bodies have been sent to Penang Hospital for post-mortem.
Nurul (inset) is believed to have drowned after she was pinned in the driver's seat.