RAUB: Six people, including two toddlers, died on the spot when the cars they were travelling in collided head-on near Simpang Sungai Ruan here in the wee hours.
The victims are Nasrul Fakhri Mansor, 38, his wife Hartini Mokhtar, 37, and their two children, Nur Faqihah, four and Nur Fateen Sufi, one, who were in a Perodua Kancil.
Another two children of Nasrul Fakhri and Hartini – Muhammad Haziq, 10, and Nur Fathiyah, eight were seriously injured.
Two other fatalities were Perodua Myvi passengers Hasliza Arini Muhamad@Hamid, 34, of Kampung Kelaburan in Tumpat, Kelantan and her youngest son, Muhammad Khalish Kautsar Mohd Syaril, two years old.Her husband Mohd Syaril Sulaiman, 44, and two other children – Khaliesah Khairina, seven, and Dhia Afriena, five – were seriously injured and warded at the Lipis Hospital.
OCPD Supt Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said the family travelling in the Myvi were heading to Kelantan when an on-coming car veered into its path.
He said the driver of the Kancil – Nasrul Fakhri – was believed to have dozed off and entered the opposite lane. — Bernama