This is truly a sad case of someone being at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Last night (Thursday, 25th August), a young Chinese woman was crushed to death when a 1,000kg lifting hook from an overhead crane detached and fell on her Perodua Kelisa during a traffic jam at Jalan Raja Chulan.

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Source: Bernama

The incident reportedly took place at a construction site nearby Pavilion at around 7:20pm. The 24-year-old victim has been identified as Chin Khoon Sing, who hails from George Town, Penang. Police believe that Khoon Sing was leaving from work when tragedy occurred. Her body was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.

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A witness named Elizabeth, who was at the scene, told Bernama that she heard loud bangs before witnessing the aforementioned crane hook gave way and smashed into the vehicle in front of her. “People were running helter-skelter for dear life as the hook fell on the Kelisa. The incident happened very fast,” said the 34-year-old woman.

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Source: MalaysiaKini

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh stated that the case is currently being investigated under Section 304A of the Penal Code for causing death by negligence.

Our condolences to Chin Khoon Sing’s family and friends 🙁

Sources: The Rakyat Post, MalaysiaKini.

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