Lorry driver killed by falling tree in JB


JOHOR BARU: A lorry driver was killed after a tree fell on his vehicle at the Desa Plentong industrial area here.

Johor Jaya Fire and Rescue Department chief Saiful Bahri Safar said they received a call about the incident on Jalan Sri Wangi 1/5, Desa Plentong industrial area at 2.52pm on Friday (May 20).

"Eleven firemen and two fire engines were deployed to the scene after receiving the emergency call.

"Upon arrival, we saw that a three-tonne lorry had been crushed by a 6.1m tree.

"A man in his 40s was stuck in the driver's seat of the lorry. We managed to extricate the victim from the vehicle using a chainsaw and rescue tools.

"The body was referred to Health Department officers at the scene, who confirmed the victim's death," he said in a statement.

He added that the victim's body has been handed over to the police for further investigation, including a post-mortem.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Accident , Tree , Lorry , Death , Bomba , Johor Baru

   

Next In Nation

Rafizi’s proposal on food stockpile is not new, says Isham
Sandakan MMEA seizes 305 packets of subsidised cooking oil in smuggling bust
PM makes spot check on prices of goods at supermarket
Take advantage of Peka B40 health screening, says Khairy
Tengku Zafrul: Total subsidies in 2022 nearly RM80bil, highest in history
Car plunges into river: Woman, kids buried in common grave
Lorry skids, blocks road in Pasir Gudang
Mother in tears while receiving late daughter's PhD scroll at UMS convocation
Elderly man attacked by bull outside Bandar Menjalara home
Man falls to his death while trying to escape from lover’s husband

Others Also Read