x

news

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

Follow us on InstagramTikTok, and Telegram for the latest stories and breaking news.

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.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

If you or anyone you know is lonely, distressed, or having negative thoughts, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

BEFRIENDERS KL
24-hour
Contact: +603-76272929
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook | Twitter

2. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour
Contact: 15999
WhatsApp: +6019-2615999
Email: [email protected]
Website | Facebook

3. BUDDY BEAR CHILDLINE
Daily (12pm - 12am)
Contact: 1800-18-2327
Email: [email protected]
Facebook | Instagram

For a more thorough directory of resources, head over to the websites of Malaysian Mental Health Association or MINDAKAMI.


Catch up on the latest news stories on SAYS: