April 8, 2009
Rojak food poisoning
Second woman dies
Madam Norani Kassim (right), 59, seen here with her husband Mohd Salleh Sarip, is said to have eaten Indian rojak from the Rojak Geylang Serai stall at the Geylang Serai hawker centre. -- PHOTO: FAMILY OF MR MOHD SALLEH SARIP
ANOTHER woman who fell into a coma after eating Indian rojak from a popular store at a Geylang Serai hawker centre on Friday has died.
Madam Norani Kassim, 59, died at 9.58am on Wednesday, five days after she was warded in Alexandra Hospital's intensive care unit.
NEA working closely with hawker centres
Geylang Serai Market closed for spring cleaning
Alexandra spokesman said that the cause of death is still undetermined pending coroner's investigation.
Her husband Mr Mohd Salleh Sapir, 65, said that Mdm Norani had a history of diabetes.
He was also told that the bacteria in her stomach was affecting her liver and heart.
Canteen assistant Madam Aminah Samijo, 57, died earlier on Monday after eating the rojak on Friday, along with her husband, Mr Omar Ali, who is in his 50s.
Madam Aminah became violently sick on Friday night, and suffered vomiting and severe diarrhoea.
She was taken to the Changi General Hospital, but lapsed into a coma and died without regaining consciousness.