Pool tragedy: 2nd woman dies

2010-08-04 00:00

ANOTHER woman has died after a car plunged into a backyard pool on Monday evening.

Shamshunisa Sheik (55), who died yesterday morning, was returning to her home in Northdale after being in hospital for a week when the car’s brakes failed in the driveway and the vehicle rolled into the pool.

The driver escaped unhurt, but Sheik’s daughter Najmoonisa (33) was declared dead at the scene and Sheik and her older daughter (38) were taken to hospital in critical condition.

Najmoonisa’s funeral was held yesterday and her sister’s condition was described by police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan as stable.

The family declined to comment yesterday.


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