April 13, 2021
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Refugee Parents Died of Car Accident, Son in Critical Condition in Malaysia

18 April 2012: Pa Dal Za Khup and his wife Nu Cingpi, originally from Ngalbual village of Tedim Township, Chin State died at hospital last week after being hit by a car on Taman Chileong (Klang) road in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The fatal incident took place around 7:30pm on 10 April 2012 when the refugee couple with their 2-year-old twin sons were hit from behind by a car while walking across the road, according to the Zomi Association of Malaysia (ZAM).

Taken to hospital in Klang of Kuala Lumpur, Pa Dal Za Khup, aka Joseph Dal Khup, and wife Nu Cingpi succumbed to their serious injuries on 12 and 13 April 2012, leaving their two sons in Malaysia.

The elder son, whose brain is seriously affected in the accident, is now known to be in a critical condition despite an operation at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

Members of the Zomi refugee community is said to have taken care of the younger son who has got minor injuries on his knees and arms.

The Tedim family are scheduled to fly today to the US as refugees under the UNHCR Resettlement Programmes.

Reporting by Salai Nyein Chan

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