Veteran Malaysian opposition MP Karpal Singh killed in car crash

Veteran Malaysian opposition MP Karpal Singh killed in car crash
DAP leader Karpal Singh died after the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in a crash on the North-South Highway early Thursday morning.

KAMPAR, Malaysia - Bukit Gelugor MP and veteran DAP leader Karpal Singh died in an accident near Gua Tempurung here early Thursday.

The prominent lawyer and his assistant, C. Michael, died on the scene. His son Ramkarpal and the car's driver, C. Selvam, were injured in the 1am incident.

Their bodies have been brought to Kampar Hospital.

The Toyota Alphard in which Karpal and the three were in had collided with a lorry. Karpal was on his way to Penang to attend a court case.

"Why, why?"

It was a highly emotional scene at the Kampar Hospital mortuary as family members of the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh arrived.

His wife Gurmit Kaur was inconsolable, as she wailed, "why, why." Karpal's son, Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who was holding his mother all the way to the mortuary, also broke down.

They arrived at the hospital at about 5.15am.

Karpal's daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo was also sobbing away. His eldest son Jagdeep Singh Deo was also at the mortuary.

The bodies of Karpal and his assistant, C. Michael, who also died in the accident, would be taken to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for post mortem.

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