Dies on way to con­vo­ca­tion

> Vic­tim drowned in­side car which plunged into ditch

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.


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