Four in car die at ‘killer hillslope’


  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 Aug 2005

LAMBIR (Sarawak): Four friends died in an accident while on their way back to Miri after attending a wedding feast in a rural town. 

They were killed at the “killer hillslope” on the Pan-Borneo Highway near the Lambir National Park, about 60km south of here. 

The four died on-the-spot in the 8am incident yesterday when the car they were in skidded while descending the 500m stretch of hillslope, went off the road and plunged some seven metres. 

Those killed were two men and two women, aged between 20 and 30. They were among a group of six in the car. 

The two survivors – the driver and another passenger, both men – are in the intensive care unit of Miri Hospital. 

Police are still trying to locate the victims' next of kin to inform them of the tragedy. 

A friend of the victims said the six were workers at a pub and karaoke outlet in the city. 

“They had driven down to Batu Niah town (120km south of here) to attend a friend’s wedding yesterday (Saturday). They were on their way home when the tragedy occurred,” he said at the hospital. 

The accident spot, called Bukit Song by locals, is infamous for the frequent occurrence of serious mishaps.  

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