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Wednesday August 20, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday August 20, 2014 MYT 11:16:57 AM
KOTA KINABALU: Two soldiers were killed when a mechanised infantry assault vehicle (MIV) they were travelling in overturned in Sandakan.
Four others who were in the vehicle were injured.
Ahmad Fikri Mansur, 23, from Kelantan, and 31-year-old Sjn Mohd Hanif Patahurrahim from Johor died on the spot in the incident.
They were travelling in the MIV as part of a convoy of three vehicles.
Sandakan fire station chief Haikal Jimmy Ngali Abdullah said the soldiers were on patrol when the incident happened at about 11.30am yesterday.
He said passers-by helped pull two of the injured men out of the vehicle and sent them to the hospital for treatment.
Two other soldiers were trapped inside the overturned vehicle.
“We received a distress call at about 11.40am. Two survivors had already been taken to hospital when firemen arrived at the scene minutes later,” Haikal said, adding that the firemen had to use two excavators to turn the vehicle upright before pulling the other two men out.
Sandakan deputy OCPD Supt Fadzil Mohd Ali said the driver of the MIV was believed to have lost control while negotiating a sharp bend on the road.
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