Two family members killed after car plunges into drain


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  • Monday, 22 Jun 2020

KEPALA BATAS: Two people were killed and three others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a four-metre deep drain at the North-South Expressway near Bertam.

Seberang Perai Utara OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said those killed in the accident on Saturday were the driver Muhammad Ruszamil Mohd Fazil, 20, and his mother, Rusnah Osman, 60.

“Both of them died at the scene.

“The three injured in the crash were Rusnah’s two-year-old grandson, Muhammad Faizureen Abdul Muhaimin, and two sons, Mohd Fairus, 36, and Muhammad Faizul, 30,” ACP Noorzainy said when contacted.

The family from Taiping was on their way to Sungai Petani, Kedah, to visit relatives, when the driver was believed to have lost control of the car. It skidded and plunged into the drain, he added.

“All the victims were trapped in the car. Two of them were rescued by passers-by,” he added.

ACP Noorzainy said firemen took about 40 minutes to remove the remaining three victims from the wrecked car.

“Mohd Fairus, who had serious injuries to his leg and hands, and his nephew, Muhammad Faizureen, were sent to the Kepala Batas hospital for treatment, while Muhammad Faizul, who also suffered leg injuries, was sent to Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital,” he added.

He urged those who witnessed the crash to contact the police to facilitate investigation. — Bernama

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