On May 15, a 53-year-old woman died after being hit by a piece of broken statue which fell from the top of the Arulmigu Visalatchi Sametha Kasi Visvanathar Temple tower in Ipoh, Malaysia.
The tragic incident happened after a crane which was used during the consecration ceremony knocked into the statue causing parts of it to break and fall on the devotees worshipping below. The temple ceremony was attended by droves of Hindu devotees on that day.
Malaysian Police said the woman injured by the fragments of the statue was pronounced dead while seeking treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital and that two other female devotees also suffered light injuries.
According to some media reports, the woman who died is on a tour of temples in Malaysia and was clicking pictures of everyone at the Ipoh temple’s Maha Kumbabishegam ceremony, when a large fragment of the broken idol fell on her head.
A Malaysian Member of Parliament M Kula Segaran has questioned the use a crane to carry out the consecration at the temple, saying such an incident could have been avoided.
“A poor mother of three died and three others were injured. A special investigating team from the occupational safety and health department (DOSH) ought to have gone to the site right after the incident. The authorities must check if occupational safety laws were not followed,” he said.
Meanwhile, a TikTok video of an astrologer from India supposedly predicting the tragic temple incident in Ipoh, Malaysia, has gone viral. In the video, prominent Indian astrologer Agastya Jeeva Naadi Jothidar M Babu can be heard saying that a temple tower or a statue from a temple tower in an overseas temple will break and fall. The video has gone viral with over 19,000 likes and 6,400 shares.
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The astrologer has made several other international predictions. Last year, M Babu predicted that there will be a small bomb scare in the American White House yet again. He also said that some parts of the United States of American will be devastated by fire and other parts by severe floods.