MALACCA: Three students on their way to collect their Malaysian University English Test (MUET) results were killed on the spot in a car crash near Taman Cheng Bestari here on Friday morning.
Undergraduates Mohd Aiman Hakim Badrul Hisham, Nik Muhammad Sajirin Nik Hazairi and Mohd Shawal Abdul Razak, all 19, suffered severe head and body injuries in the 11.15am incident, police said.
According to police, the students were travelling along Jalan Malim near the Alor Gajah-Melaka Tengah-Jasin (AMJ) Highway when Mohd Aiman reportedly lost control of the vehicle on the waterlogged road and veered into the oncoming lane.
Their car collided with an oncoming car and turned turtle, Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Adzis Shaikh Abdullah said.
He added that the victims were on their way from Cheng Height in Malim to Krubong when the accident occurred.
The driver of the other car sustained a fractured left hand.
It is learnt that a nearby CCTV camera recorded the accident. A passing lorry driver also handed over dashcam footage to the Fire and Rescue Department.
Kubu Fire and Rescue Department operation chief K. Kalaiselvam said eight personnel rushed to the scene after receiving distress calls from passing motorists.
Mohd Shawal's mother Marizon Wahab, 44, said her eldest son left the house at 10.30am.
"I never expected this to happen to him on the day he was suppose to collect his test results," she said, choking back sobs.
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