Lorry driver killed, three other injured in accident on North-South Expressway

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  • Thursday, 09 Jul 2020

IPOH: A lorry driver was killed and three other people, including a policeman, were injured in an accident involving two lorries at KM383 of the North-South Expressway near Slim River.

A Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the driver, identified as Mohd Hairi Zainal Abidin, 42, was killed after a five-tonne lorry crashed into the back of his three-tonne lorry that was parked by the roadside at about 2.10am Thursday (July 9).

The spokesman said the victim was found beneath the five-tonne lorry.

“The driver of the five-tonne lorry, Anuar Nayan, 46, and his attendant, Mohd Shukri Jamaluddin, 35, were found trapped inside their vehicle.

“A policeman, identified as Mazuan Shah Nuruddin, who was conducting a check on the three-tonne lorry is believed to be critically injured, ” he said in a statement.

“Mohd Hairi’s attendant Mohd Amree Che Mee, 39, was unharmed, ” he added.

The spokesman said the rescue operation ended at about 3.15am Thursday.

“All victims have been handed over to the police for the next course of action, ” the spokesman said.

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