THE FATHER of a girl who died during a school mountain trek is taking the school and the event organiser to court for alleged negligence.

Secondary 2 student Nour Radiatulhuda, 14, suffered breathing difficulties during the trek up Mount Panti in Johor.

Her father Mr Johan Pee, 43, accuses Tanjong Katong Girls' School of not telling him or his wife that no teachers would be accompanying the students on the trek, which was organised by Synergy Dynamics.

He also alleges the medical response was inadequate and the school failed to properly assess whether the firm was capable of supervising the trek up the 512m mountain in Nov 2007.

Ms Nour, who would have turned 17 on Tuesday, was in a group of 40 students and three teachers, plus staff from Synergy Dynamics, who took part in the three-day prefects' camp at Kota Tinggi.

During the trek Ms Nour had breathing difficulties, vomited twice and suffered from shivering in her legs.

Father sues school