In a freak accident that claimed the lives of two people yesterday morning, 17 August, a Perodua Axia plunged 13 metres from the fourth floor of the parking lot of a hotel in Genting Highlands
According to reports, the driver lost control of the Perodua Axia which then crashed through the barrier of the hotel's multi-storey parking lot and landed on its top in a nearby mini recreational park
The accident happened around 4.15am. Upon hearing the loud noise caused by the crash, several people ran to help the people inside the car. They were identified as businessman V. Palanisamy, 50, and Chinese national Ming Sanmao, 43.
The spot where the car landed is usually crowded during the daytime. Luckily, there were no people at the park at that time.
The authorities had received a call for assistance at about 4.30am.
"Both the victims suffered serious head injuries and were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Genting Highlands clinic," District police chief Superintendent Mohamad Mansor Mohd Nor was quoted as saying by New Straits Times.
Just a couple of days ago, Genting Highlands was in the news for the gruesome murder of a 92-year-old woman: