GUA MUSANG, June 14 (Bernama) -- “I was not even done grieving my husband, and then my children were gone too,” a devastated Som Yai, who lost her husband and three of her children from the mysterious illness that has gripped Kuala Koh, here, said today.
Relating her sorrowful story, Som, in her 50s, said it was heartbreaking to watch her husband, Hamdan Keladi, turning into a bag of bones before dying in her arms.
"He started losing weight, was feverish, breathless and was vomiting…I was so sad to see him that way,” she said, restraining her tears as she spoke to reporters in Felda Aring 10, here today.
Som was not even given time to mourn Hamdan's passing, as barely a week later her will was tested again when two of her children fell ill with the same symptoms before dying on the same day.
Her daughter, Laila Hamdan in her 30s, died at 8am followed by her son, Romi, 29, some 8 hours later.
Four days later, she lost another son, Din, 18.
“I am so heartbroken…I think of the suffering they (husband and children) went through. We had tried everything (to save them).....