One S'pore woman dies, another in critical condition after road accidents in India and Australia

One S'pore woman dies, another in critical condition after road accidents in India and Australia

In the span of last week, two Singaporeans have been involved in road accidents overseas -- one killed in India and another in critical condition in Australia.

Faridah Siraj Nor, 46, was riding pillion on a motorbike with an ex-colleague at Rajapalayam, a town South of India, last Saturday (Nov 16) around midnight.

According to Berita Harian, she is believed to have lost her balance and thus fell from the motorbike. She suffered severe head injuries.

She had to be sent to a hospital in Mandurai, one and a half hours away. Faridah was pronounced dead the next day on Nov 17.

She was in India attending her ex-colleague's engagement ceremony with her husband, cousin and 18-year-old son.

According to her husband, Jumahat Mashor, 54, she was a customer service officer at Changi Airport. Her body has been flown back to Singapore on Tuesday.

In another accident that happened on Wednesday afternoon, Nov 20, a 35-year-old woman was involved in a car accident in Perth, Australia.

She was touring with a group of four, reports Shin Min Daily News.

According to The Straits Times, the driver (a 51-year-old male) veered onto the gravel, overcorrected and then crashed the vehicle.

She suffered 'life-threatening' injuries and was taken to Denmark hospital.

Her other three companions, including her 17-month-old daughter, suffered minor injuries.


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