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Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 7, 2013 MYT 10:35:41 AM

Mum and baby among three killed in highway pile-up

Fateful day: Ahmad Zaki and Rasidah

Fateful day: Ahmad Zaki and Rasidah

PETALING JAYA: A 10-month-old baby, his mother and a Singaporean bus driver were killed in a six-vehicle pile-up at KM244 of the North-South Expressway near Senawang in Negri Sembilan.

The accident. which occured at 4.30pm yesterday, caused a massive traffic jam stretching from the Sen­awang exit to the Pedas Linggi exit, according to tweets from motorists.

About 15km from the scene along the highway, another accident involving three Lamborghinis occurred earlier at 9.57am and caused congestion in the area for up to several hours.

In the later incident, the deceased were Rasidah Abdul Latip, 30, her 10-month-old son who was with her in the passenger seat in a Perodua MyVi, and Ahmad Zaki Kassim, 33, the driver of an express bus.

A police spokesman was quoted by Bernama as saying that a tanker lorry travelling south from Seremban spun out of control and stalled across the highway.

He said the Perodua Myvi driven by Rasidah’s husband Khairul Nazri Yusof, 34, then crashed into the lorry, after which a Toyota Innova taxi also rammed into the lorry.

He said the express bus, another lorry carrying construction material and a motorcycle also crashed into the wrecked vehicles as they could not stop in time.

The bus was empty at the time of the accident.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, accident, multivehicle


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