A horrific motorcycle accident in Phattalung province on New Year’s Eve claimed the lives of two Singaporeans.
With broken arms and internal bleeding in her stomach and head, Ms Vanalyn Png was rushed to a local hospital. She died just past midnight. “The doctor tried hard, but they couldn’t save her. Vanalyn fought the battle bravely and she lost… She’s now in a better place,” Mr Png said in a Facebook post.
Miss Png was a pillion rider on the motorbike ridden by fellow Singaporean Ng Yong Sing, 27.
Mr Ng died when the pair were thrown into a 3m-deep drain in southern Phatthalung province, authorities said. A local rescue group, Rescue Phatthalung, said the accident took place at 13:20 on Sunday, December 31. The Singapore-registered motorcycle is believed to have skidded on the wet road.
Mr Ng was a business development executive who recently received a scholarship from the company, while Miss Png started at the firm as a marketer less than six months ago. The pair left for Malaysia on Saturday and were due to return to Singapore today.
Miss Png’s siblings said their sister had not told the family that she was heading to Thailand, though they knew she would be in Malaysia. They were also not told that she was travelling with Mr Ng or doing so on a motorcycle.
“If she had told us, we would have discouraged her from riding a motorcycle there. We were under the impression that she was taking a bus with friends,” said Mr Png, describing his sister as an independent spirit.
The motorcycle, a Honda CB400 Super Four, is believed to have belonged to Mr Ng. Mr Ng, whom the Pngs described as outgoing and just as talkative as their sister, had visited their family three times in the past year on a similar motorcycle.
The victims’ parents are heading to Thailand to retrieve the bodies, said Mr Png.
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