Mechanic dies in crash

ALOR STAR: A mechanic was killed in a road accident barely two hours after joining the crowd at the midnight National Day countdown near Menara Alor Star. 

Khor Boon Cheng, 21, died on the spot after his motorcycle was involved in an accident with a van at 1.45am in Jalan Pegawai yesterday. 

Boon Cheng's friend Loo Kean Aik, 19, said they and five other friends were on their way home on their motorcycles after their supper in Simpang Kuala when the accident happened.  

Van driver Jamal Mohamed Kader Mydin, 69, said he and his wife, Samsun Naina Mohamed, 52, were travelling to their Taman Saga home after closing their food stall in Seberang Jalan Putra.  

He sustained bruises on his face and leg while his wife sustained minor bruises. 

Police said they had yet to ascertain the cause of accident.  

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