Lorry driver killed by another lorry at Butterworth container terminal


BUTTERWORTH: A 51-year-old man was killed after he was rammed by a lorry that was reversing at a construction site at the Northern Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) on Tuesday (Nov 3).

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the victim has been identified as Zaidi Musa from Sungai Bakap and added that he died on the spot from severe head injuries in the 2.30pm mishap.

He said the victim is a lorry driver and was getting off from his machine to tighten the canvas that was used to cover the load that his vehicle was carrying.

"Suddenly, another lorry which was about to leave the construction site accidentally reversed and rammed the victim who was behind his vehicle," he said in a statement.

ACP Noorzainy said that the investigation found that the road condition during the incident was sandy and uneven.

He said the victim's remains had been sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital for a post-mortem.

The 42-year-old lorry driver who was involved in the accident was unhurt and the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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