GEORGE TOWN: A STEEP access road through the Waterfall Hilltop Temple at the Botanical Gardens here is unsafe.
Furthermore, there isn't any warning signage to alert motorists.The danger posed by the uneven road came to light in an accident recently when a four-wheel drive lost control, crashed and landed on its side, resulting in eight Hindu devotees sustaining injuries.Checks showed that the hilly area is not a suitable driving terrain."The road is outside the temple land and not properly aligned."To make matters worse, the Penang Hindu Endowment Board has failed to put up any signage to alert road users about the danger," said a source.He took the board to task for shirking its duty to warn motorists about the dangerous road.He said last Saturday's accident was not the first as another lorry had crashed while negotiating a sharp bend recently.Three of the eight devotees were seriously hurt in the 7pm accident.One devotee, S.K.G. Agnes, 78, died four days later after she succumbed to her injuries at the Penang Hospital.
The victim from Johor Baru had broken ribs and passed away at the intensive care unit without regaining consciousness. Her remains were claimed by her relatives and cremated in Klang.