Husband and pregnant wife among four killed in crash


Too much to bear: Hafiiz’s mother Esah Abas, 66, (left) being comforted by a relative as they wait for the arrival of the bodies from HSNZ. —Bernama

Too much to bear: Hafiiz’s mother Esah Abas, 66, (left) being comforted by a relative as they wait for the arrival of the bodies from HSNZ. —Bernama

KUALA NERUS: Two couples died while a teenage girl was seriously injured in an accident involving two cars at the 31st kilometre, Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Setiu near Kampung Pakoh here.

The victims who lost their lives were the driver and passenger of a Proton Aeroback, Hafiiz Mohd Ibrahim, 29, and his wife, Siti Nor Shahila Asla, 26, who was five months pregnant.

Also killed were a couple from Dungun in a Peugeot, Anuar Said, 59, and Che Khasliza Che Hussin, 53. Their youngest daughter, Nurul Nadirah,14, broke both her legs and was treated at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) in Kuala Terengganu.

It was learnt the accident yesterday morning occurred when Hafiiz and Siti, who were returning home from their family house in Felda Chiku, Gua Musang, from the direction of Kota Baru, collided with the vehicle of the other couple, Anuar and Che Khasliza.

According to State Investigations and Traffic Enforcement chief Supt Abd Razak Hassan, the crash caused both vehicles to be mangled. The four victims were killed instantly.

The bodies were brought to HSNZ for post-mortem.

“My daughter is living with her in-laws in Padang Nenas, Kuala Nerus. She came to our house to break fast with us in Felda Chiku 5, Gua Musang, and to take some baby clothes given by her elder sister,” said Siti Nur Shahila’s mother, Saripah Mohd, 53.

“I was surprised to suddenly see her appearing at our house during Maghrib on Thursday as she would usually phone before coming back,” she said when met at the HSNZ Forensic Unit.

Hafiiz’s father, Ibrahim Hashim, 65, said he was heartbroken over the loss of his youngest son who had always been concerned about his health. — Bernama

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