Triso Ferry Point Tragedy: Public donations now enough for funeral expenses


PUBLIC donations is now sufficient to cover the funeral expenses of the Triso ferry accident victims tomorrow.

The brother of the late Lorna Ting, Ting Hing Ping thanked the public for their generous donations to enable funeral arrangements for his sister and nephews who perished after a four-wheel drive that they were travelling in with six other family members plunged into Batang Lupar River last Friday.

According to the Borneo Post, he said the shortage of about RM30,000 had been overcome thanks to the public’s generosity. The overall funeral expenses required some RM60,000.

“We are now feeling at ease as at last my sister and her two children are able to be interred under a family roof at the Nirvana Memorial Park in Sibu tomorrow morning,” he said when contacted today.

Earlier, Bernama reported the family dire need of funds for the funeral.

Hing Ping had asked for the donations as he needed to proceed with the funeral tomorrow.

Lorna Ting, 33, and her two sons Alvin Phang, 12, and Wallace Phang, seven, died after a four-wheel drive vehicle they were travelling in with six other family members plunged into the Batang Lupar River on Friday.

Also perished in the tragedy were Lorna’s elder sister Siti Aishah Abdullah, 36, and her five children, Mohd Aiman Mohd Hamzah, seven, Muhd Mustaqin, five, Khairunnisa, 14, Nor Shuhada, 16, and four-month-old Mohd Ahmad. They were on their way to Kuching to send Siti Aishah’s daughters to a madrasah school.

Ting’s husband Phang Wei Beng yesterday said the remains of his loved ones would be cremated and the ashes interred at the memorial park tomorrow morning.