GEORGE TOWN – The sole survivor in a carbon monoxide poisoning incident which killed three students who were having a nap in a car remains in critical condition, said Penang Police Chief Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan.
He said the victim, Nor Aqilah Mohd Safwan, 21, is at the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin in Kuala Lumpur.
“Her condition is still the same as yesterday and I was informed by the medical team there that she is still critical,” he added.
The four of them were found unconscious in a MPV at the parking lot of a petrol station in Sama Gagah, next to the North-South Expressway.
“There are many close-circuit television cameras at the petrol station, but there are also many cars parked there. So, the public and maybe the staff didn’t notice that the victims had parked there for a long time. There was nothing unusual during the incident,” he told reporters today.
Sahabudin was met after the handing over ceremony of 26 Honda Civic 1.8s as patrol cars and seven multi-purpose Hino lorries for the Penang Police Contingent here, today.
He said the police had classified the case as sudden death as no foul play was suspected.
However, the police are recording statements from witnesses, he added.
Those killed in the incident were Sharifah Fariesha Syed Fathi, Ayuni Shazwanie Shabri and Nor Aqilah’s twin sister Nor Adilah, all aged 21.
Initial investigations showed that the four friends had gone to Pulau Jerejak, near here, for the Malaysia Day holiday, and it was understood that they were on their way home to Sungai Petani and Gurun in Kedah when they decided to take a break but are believed to have instead fallen asleep.