Malaysian girl, 15, dies in freak accident after getting head caught in swing meant for wheelchair users

A 15-year-old girl died after her head got trapped in a swing for disabled and wheelchair users at a park in Kepong, Malaysia on Saturday (Nov 24).

According to Malaysian publication The Sun, she was at the park with her relatives when the incident occurred.

Azman Manan, a businessman, said the girl received cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a passer-by before she started breathing again.

He told Malay tabloid Harian Metro she was lying on the swing's platform and was covered in a lot of blood. 

Passers-by did not move her because she seemed to have broken bones in her neck, he added.

He also put a pillow under her head.

The New Straits Times reported that Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah, the Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner said they received information on the incident on Saturday at 6.30pm.

AC Shanmugamoorthy said in a statement on Sunday: "The victim was said to have been on the swing before her head was suddenly caught at the swing's steel bar.

"This caused bleeding to her nose and ears. Passers-by managed to help free her from the steel bar."

The teenager was taken to Selayang Hospital for further treatment but died there at 7.30pm on the same day.

AC Shanmugamoorthy said police investigations are ongoing and a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.