Four students killed in crash

I was working at the education exhibition at Persada Convention Center last weekend. There were many students attending the fair looking for courses and colleges. While at the Seremban education fair, a fellow marketeer told me that 4 students had died while travelling back from the Persada fair. 6 students were travelling back in their MPV had lost control going into a ditch. It is sad to hear that 4 young students from Johor lost their lives after attending the fair. Rest in Peace: Ng Sin Yun, 17, Tey Jia Xin, 17, and Ching Hui Sean, 18.

To all students, please drive safely as it has been raining every day.

The story below from News Straits Times:

Four teenage girls were killed when the multi-purpose vehicle they were traveling in crashed through a roadside barrier and rolled down a 90-metre high hill slope along the Johor Baharu-Mersing Road at Kota Tinggi yesterday.

They have been identified as Ng Sin Yun, 17, of Jalan Kelu Ramu, Kota Kecil; Winnie Ng, 18, of Jalan Moi Hiang, Kota Kecil; Tey Jia Xin, 17, of Kampung Lukut Cina and Ching Hui Sean, 18, of Kota Tinggi town.

Victor Ng Wee Tai, 17, the boy who drove the Toyota Innova, and an unidentified teenage girl were injured in the accident which happened at Km33.7of the road at about 5.30 pm (visit the website now for more details).

Victor Ng was treated at Kota Tinggi Hospital and then transferred to aprivate hospital here while the girl remains at Kota Tinggi Hospital.

The MPV swerved away from the road at a bend and crashed through theroadside barrier, hit a signboard and then rolled down the hillside.  — Bernama

A story from News Straits Times:

AN outing by six friends ended tragically when their vehicle plunged into a ravine, killing four of them.

MPVThe MPV in which the six friends were travelling in. The roof was torn open when it plunged into a ravine along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing. Pic by Ahmad Othman

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The 5.30pm incident occurred at Km33.7 of Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing on Saturday.

The six were heading home here after attending an education fair in Johor Baru.

The dead were identified as Ng Sin Yun, 17; Winnie Ng, 18; Tey Jia Xin, 17; and Ching Hui Sean, 18.

They were schoolmates at SMK Bandar, Kota Tinggi, and had recently sat for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.

The two survivors of the accident were the driver of the MPV, Victor Ng Wee Tai, 17, and another passenger, Chin Shi Xuan, 17.

Ng sustained minor injuries, while Chin, who suffered severe injuries, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor Baru.

The MPV went out of control at a corner and crashed into a road divider and a signboard, before plunging into the 90m-deep ravine.

The impact of the crash caused the MPV’s roof to be torn away.

Ng Sin Yun, who was seated in the back seat of the vehicle, was flung several metres from the vehicle. He died on the spot.

A friend of the victims, Tee Heng Chong, 17, said he had met them at the education fair which was held at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Baru earlier in the day.

“I went back to Kota Tinggi by bus, while they went home in the MPV,” said Tee when met at the mortuary at the Kota Tinggi hospital. Tee was informed of the incident when he arrived home in Kota Tinggi.

“It’s a big shock to me. I have lost four friends.”

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