Two killed in fiery highway accident

Total loss: Firemen working at the accident site near Nilai. — Bernama

NILAI: A lorry driver and an attendant were killed when their vehicle crashed at KM283.6 of the North-South Expressway.

Nilai OCPD Supt Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman said N. Vasutheven, 48, and his attendant R. Mohan Raj, 28, were transporting poultry and heading north when their lorry ploughed into the guardrail along the highway and crashed into a pillar at about 3am yesterday.

Other highway users managed to pull Vasutheven out of the burning vehicle but Mohan Raj was trapped inside and was burnt to death.Vasutheven’s 16-year-old son was also in the lorry but managed to escape.“Although the driver was initially saved, he died a short while later due to severe head injuries,” said Supt Mohd Fazley.

The case is being probed under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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