Ministry sets up committee to probe death of student by lawn tractor
A special committee will be set up by the Education Ministry to conduct an internal inquiry on the death of a Form Two student who was hit by a flying blade from a lawn tractor in a freak incident at SMK Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan.
Two other students were also injured in the incident.
According to a statement issued by the ministry, the committee will be chaired by the Negeri Sembilan education director.
“The Education Ministry expresses sadness, sympathy and regrets over the incident and also expresses its condolences to the family of the student involved.
“It also seeks the cooperation of all quarters to stop spreading information on the incident as a respect for the family of the student involved, as well as the teachers and students at the school,” it said.
The ministry said based on preliminary report, the incident happened while students were having a rehearsal for a sports’ day parade at the school field.
“During the rehearsal, a lawn tractor was cutting grass nearby, about 30 metres away.
“When the tractor stopped, a loud sound was heard by students involved in the rehearsal, and at the same time, teachers supervising the rehearsal found three students injured on the head, involving two Form Two students and a Form One student,” it said.