Girl killed by falling tree branch in Kedah

BALING, Nov 12 — An eight-year-old girl, Nurhanis Abdul Rahman, was killed when a dead tree branch fell on her while she and two others were playing under the tree in Kampung Keda Banggol Petai,

Mukim Bogor, here today. She died about 3pm during treatment at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) in Alor Setar.

Her father, Abdul Rahman Ismail, 42, said the incident occurred about 8.15am in front of the family home.

“My daughter was injured on the shoulder and head and was unconscious. We sent her to the Baling District Hospital, where she was then transferred to HSB for further treatment, but died later,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

He said his daughter’s two friends were slightly injured in the incident.

Abdul Rahman said he was not at home when the incident occurred.

Baling district police chief Supt Mat Daud Md Hassan confirmed the incident when contacted. — Bernama