Car crashes into Penang cemetery, killing two, injuring 1

AUDREY DERMAWAN


GEORGE TOWN: Two men were killed, while another was seriously injured, when the car they were in skidded and slammed into one of the walls of the Mount Erskine Hokkien Cemetery here, this morning.

The car crashed through the wall of the cemetery and came to a rest atop several graves.

The 29-year-old driver and a 22-year-old passenger died at the scene after they were flung out of the vehicle in the 7.23am accident.

The deceased were identified as S. Krishna Kumar, the driver, and S. Rajan.

Another passenger, 23, sustained serious injuries and was sent to the Penang Hospital for treatment.

"A post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain their cause of death.

"An investigation is ongoing to trace any witnesses (to the accident) to assist in the probe," said Northeast district police chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid.

The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

This is the second such traffic incident this year.

Last month, a teenage motorcyclist literally rode himself to an early grave when he crashed into a Muslim cemetery along Jalan Lendu in Alor Gajah, Malacca, and fatally landed on a grave.