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Elderly Woman Killed By Fallen Temple Fragments During Prayer Procession In Ipoh

today17 May 2022

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R Manimegalai, 53, was killed at the Arulmigu Visaiatchi Sametha Viswanathar Sivalayam Paripalana Sabah Temple in Buntong when a statue fragment collapsed ontoΒ her head.

Following the incident at approximately 9.50 a.m. on Sunday, Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the woman was presumed dead while seeking medical treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (May 15).

The woman was atΒ the temple to commemorate Maha Kumbhabishegam, according to Comm Mior Faridalathrash.

He said in a statement that two other female devotees also suffered light injuries.

β€œThis case has been characterised as sudden death. Witnesses may contact the police or phone the investigating officer, Asst Supt Mohd Hassbullah Hasan, at 013-555 5585, to help with the inquiry,” he added.

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Written by: Lara Lee