KUANTAN: Three people died while four others were injured in a road accident involving two vehicles at Jalan Kuantan-Maran near Batu 3, Tanah Putih on Sunday (Jan 24).
Pahang Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Kamarulzaman Jusoh said the accident which took place at about 11.30pm involved two cars.
He said those killed have been identified as Adzarul Fadzlie Ahmad Roki, 33, who was burnt to death as well as Azura Iskandar Mohamad, 32, and her five-year-old daughter Nur Izara Al Aishah Mohd Fairus who were travelling in one of the cars.
The were pronounced dead by medical staff at the scene, he said in a statement on Monday (Jan 24).
Kamarulzaman said Azura’s husband Mohd Fairus Md Yusof, 40, and their three other children Mohamad Al Hafiz Ikram, 11; Nurul Al Aziana Ashikin, 10; and Mohamad Al Alif Ikmal, 9, who suffered injuries to the head, legs and hands were taken to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for treatment.
He said preliminary investigation found that the incident occurred when that the vehicle driven by Adzarul Fadzlie who was driving alone from Gambang towards Kuantan had lost control of his vehicle before grazing into the car driven by Mohd Fairus which was on the left lane.
"As a result of the crash, the two vehicles skidded and veered onto the road shoulder before the Proton Iswara burst into flames. Anyone with information on the accident or who witnessed it are urged to come forward to assist in investigations under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pahang Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operations) Ismail Abdul Ghani, in a statement, informed that 16 personnel from the Indera Mahkota, Taman Tas and Kuantan fire stations were deployed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 11.34pm.
He said the body of the trapped adult female victim was removed using a hydraulic rescue tool while the car was completely burnt.