IN a freak accident, a couple on a scooter died after two tyres came loose off a tipper lorry and slammed into them, reported Harian Metro.
Azizan Sahari, 43, and his wife Norbaiti Awang, 44, who were riding home to Taman Putra near Juaseh in Kuala Pilah, just a kilometre away from the scene of the accident, died on the spot from the impact of the runaway tyres.
The incident happened at about 10.55am on Thursday. Both were thrown off their machine and fell against a barbed wire fence surrounding a nearby oil palm estate.
The lorry driver Rosli Abdul Rahim, 49, apologised profusely to the victims’ family.
He said he realised that the tyres were wobbly and was looking for a suitable area to stop, but was shocked when they suddenly came off and hit the couple on the other side of the road.
> The tabloid also reported on the arrest of a 21-year-old single mother and several men for taking part in a drug party at a flat in Desa Mentari, Petaling Jaya, on Thursday.
The mother of two and the men, aged between 21 and 37, one of whom was her boyfriend, also tested positive for substance abuse.
In another raid at a nearby flat, National Anti-Drug Agency personnel also arrested two couples aged between 25 and 45, who were said to be “high” on methamphetamine.
The couples, who were not married, are to be handed over to the state Religious Department for further action.
> Sinar Harian reported that a man, who was slashed on his head by his wife in Manik Urai, Kelantan, last Thursday, has denied reports that she attacked him because he wanted to take another wife.
The 55-year-old man said his wife had already given her consent for him to take another wife, but on the day of the incident, she was mad at him for lying about his whereabouts.
He had told his wife that he was watching football but she found out that he was elsewhere.
He said they have reconciled and he has vowed to never lie to her again.
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