MRR2 Tragedy: Passer-By Regrets Not Stopping Dad From Throwing His 3 Children Off Bridge

"The other party didn't give me time to react. The children were innocent."

Cover image via Mapei & Harian Metro

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A passer-by who witnessed a man throwing his three children off the MRR2 bridge yesterday, 2 August, expressed regret for not being able to stop him

The witness, who is a wholesaler, was at the scene of the incident when he saw the man throwing his children from the elevated road on Tuesday morning.

The man then jumped off from the elevated road as well.

In an interview with China Press, he dwelled on the thought that if he had had enough time, the tragedy might not have happened.

"I am very heartbroken and regret not being able to save them. [I didn't have] time to react. The children were innocent. Why didn't he give me two minutes to (change his mind)? If he agreed to get in the car, maybe the children would be safe and sound," said the witness.

Image via Harian Metro

The passer-by recalled the sole surviving victim of the tragedy having difficulty breathing and hoped the child would survive after being sent to the hospital

According to the New Straits Times, the five-year-old boy who survived had landed on grass near the road shoulder and is currently receiving treatment at Selayang Hospital. Sentul district police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said that further examinations by medical officers found that he had broken his left rib and sustained internal abdominal injuries.

However, the boy's eight-year-old sister and six-year-old brother, as well as his 38-year-old father, died on the spot.

He added that the bodies of the deceased were sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital's forensics unit for post-mortem.

The four family members were believed to be from Myanmar.

Police were reported to have found two United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards belonging to the man and the eight-year-old girl at the scene.

Photo used for illustration purposes only.

Image via Mapei

Beh urged members of the public with any information on the case to contact investigating officer Assistant Superintendent Baldev Singh Gurdial Singh at 012-4806062 or the Sentul operation centre at 03-40482222.

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