IPOH: A father and son were killed when the trailer they were in fell into a ravine at KM15.3 Jalan Pengkalan Hulu-Gerik at Pengkalan Hulu, some 170km from here on Monday (Sept 17) morning.
Driver Sharul Anuar Abdul Hamid, 46, and his son Mohd Ikhmal, 20, both from Kuala Kedah, died at the scene after they were flung out of the vehicle and landed on the road shoulder during the 9.15am incident.
The trailer transporting rice husks fell some 50m down the cliff.
According to Pengkalan Hulu OCPD Deputy Supt Raduan Mohamad, the driver was believed to have lost control of the vehicle when it crashed it into the guardrail before falling into the ravine.
''We believe the driver was unable to manoeuvre his vehicle properly while going downhill on the road.
''They were heading towards Gerik at the time of the accident and there was good weather with dry roads,'' he said here on Monday (Sept 17).
A team of firemen from the Pengkalan Hulu Fire and Rescue Services Department rushed to the scene and helped to retrieve the trailer.
Both victims' remains have been sent to Hospital Gerik for a post-mortem, added DSP Raduan.The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.