KOTA KINABALU: Nur Irfan Adanan, 15, who was critically injured in a traffic accident in Kaikoura, New Zealand on Friday, died today.
Her death was announced by family spokesperson, Afifah Shaiffudin, 33.
She said that next-of-kin in Putatan, Sabah received confirmation of Nur Irfan’s death from her uncle, Othman Abd Hamid, who arrived in Christchurch this morning.
This brings the death toll in the crash to four.
The other victims are Nur Irfan’s mother, Dr Rumihati Abd Hamid, 49; her father, Adanan @ Adnan Jeman, 49; and her sister, Nuraleeyah Maisarag Arifah, 13.
The sole survivor of the tragedy is her youngest sister, Nur Arifah, 11, who is fighting for her life at the Wellington Hospital.
The deceased will be buried in Christchurch, instead of being repatriated to Sabah, as per the extended family’s wishes. The Malaysian High Commission is overseeing funeral arrangements.
The family of five had been travelling in northern Kaikoura when the car they were in collided with a truck on the State Highway 1, at around 3.15am on Friday.
They arrived in New Zealand on Dec 2 for a family holiday.