One cop dead, one injured in freak accident


  • Nation
  • Friday, 29 Aug 2003

BANTING: Fate dealt different blows on two traffic policemen pinned under a lorry in a freak accident at Jalan Bukit Changgang in Salak Tinggi yesterday morning. 

While Kpl Kamaruddin Mohd Noor escaped with minor injuries on his left hand and right leg, L/Kpl Bahrum Ferman died from internal injuries.  

Kpl Kamaruddin and L/Kpl Bahrum, together with four others, were preparing to set up a roadblock at 9.30am when the accident occurred. 

They were placing traffic cones along the road when the one-tonne lorry suddenly overturned while coming to a halt, pinning them under it. 

L/Kpl Bahrum was rushed to the Banting Hospital but it was too late to save him. 

His body was taken to the Banting police station mosque for burial rites. 

There Selangor police chief Datuk Mohd Noor Hamat and other senior police officers paid their last respects. 

Also present were Kuala Langat MP Datuk Shafie Salleh, Selangor state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Fatah Iskandar, Morib state assemblyman Datuk Abdul Samad Maharuddin and Teluk Datuk state assemblyman Datuk Ei Kim Hock. 

Fatah said he was sad as L/Kpl Bahrum was with him distributing Jalur Gemilangs to residents in Banting the previous night. 

Kpl Kamaruddin, still shaken from the close encounter with death, said both of them did not have time to rush to safety.  

L/Kpl Bahrum, 46, leaves a wife and three children, aged between 13 and one.  

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