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Malaysian envoy asks countrymen to take care on Indian roads

New Delhi, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 ANI

New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): Malaysian High Commissioner to India has advised his fellow countrymen to take extra precaution as the spate of fatal Indian road accidents involving them is worrying.


High Commissioner Tan Seng Sung said recent accidents, where Malaysians lost their lives showed that travellers need to be more careful when planning their travel to India.


"They must hire proper drivers and have their travel insurance ready when making trips to India," Tan said on the sidelines of Malaysia's 52nd National Day celebration in Delhi on Monday.


Over 200 guests, including foreign diplomats, Indian officials and Malaysians attended the event hosted by the High Commission at a hotel here.


The envoy's comments came in the wake of a recent accident in Leh, in the Kashmir region, where three Malaysian women were killed while another is still missing after their vehicle toppled into a ravine.


Another woman, who is part of the Malaysian entourage on the trip suffered severe injuries and is still recuperating in a hospital here, The NST Online reported.


In April this year, a van ferrying a group of Malaysian pilgrims to Haridwar, a Hindu holy site, collided with another vehicle, killing the tour guide and his assistant.


Two Malaysian women, who were injured in that accident, later died in a hospital in Delhi.


A month later, two sisters, one a journalist of the New Straits Times, were badly injured when the taxi they hired rammed into an oncoming car. (ANI)


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