A girl’s head was split in half and two of her friends were injured when a lawnmower’s blades flew off at high speed.
Nur Afini Roslan, a student at the Tuanku Abd Rahman secondary school in the town of Gemas in the south-western Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, was on the school playing field when the accident happened.
She was killed when the flying blade cut her head in two, local media report.
14-year-old Nur Afini Roslan, pictured left, was a secondary school student who was playing when a lawnmower’s blade split her head in two, causing her to die instantly. Her body, pictured right, has been taken to hospital for a post-mortem exam
The two friends the 14-year-old was with at the time were also injured, though not seriously.
Police Superintendent Hamazah Abd Razak said the accident happened at 10.30am and that the girl was believed to have died instantly at the scene.
Her friends Mohd Farhan Reza Badrol Hesam, 13, and Abdullah Hazlan, 14, received ‘light’ injuries though they were not detailed in reports.
A small tractor seen in pictures of the aftermath of the incident is believed to have been pulling a mower attachment which malfunctioned disastrously.
A tractor, pictured, is believed to have been pulling the lawnmower when it malfunctioned, sending the blades flying, in the field where 14-year-old Nur Afini Roslan was playing
Police rushed to the scene, pictured, where Nur Afini Roslan died instantly after a lawnmower’s blades split her head in two. Two of her friends were also injured, although not seriously
Nur Afini Roslan, 14, pictured centre was a secondary school student in Malaysia who was tragically killed when a lawnmower’s blade accidentally flew off and split her head in two
Nur Afini Roslan’s father crying next to her body, pictured, after a tragic lawnmower incident caused her death in the field she was playing in. Police are currently investigating the incident
The superintendent added: ‘We deployed a team to the scene upon receiving the emergency call.
‘The girl’s remains have been taken to the Tampin Hospital for a post-mortem examination, while the injured students were taken to the Gemas Health Clinic for treatment.’
The identity of the person operating the mower was not released, and it was not clear who was responsible for its maintenance.
Police say they are investigating the death.