PEKAN, Aug. 25 – Two people were killed while five were injured after their multi-purpose vehicle crashed on a metal roadblock at Km 33 Jalan Chini-Terapai by today.
Pekan District deputy police chief DSP Mohd Zaidi Mat Zin said in the accident at 10.45 am, Muhammad Amirul Dzulkifli, 24, and Afizah Abdullah 28, of Felda Chini Timoer 1 died here on the spot.
In the incident, the older brother of Mohammed Amirul, Mohd Zulfazli, 30, who controlled the vehicle, his mother Rosliza Ismail, 50, and five unidentified family members, including a four-year-old child, were also injured.
Afizah is the younger sister-in-law of Mohd Zulfazli.
"They are believed to be on their way from Felda Chini to Felda Bukit Mendi in Triang, Bera, and the incident caused the Toyota Unser to turn and tip over and be severely damaged at the front," he said when he contacted.
Mohd Zaidi said that the bodies of the two victims and the injured relatives were taken to the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah hospital in Temerloh, near here.
He said the investigation was carried out under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness, mechanic Mohd Fikrie Anuar Rusli, 26, said that he was struggling with two children involved in the accident to get out of the vehicle when he arrived at the scene.
He said during the incident that he traveled from Chini to Jerantut when he saw a group of Orang Asli gathering along the road and asking for help.
"They have reported that an accident has happened and a child has been thrown out of the vehicle and has taken possession of the child, but still has to contact the police," he said, adding that he then contacted the emergency line about the incident. – Bernama