KOTA KINABALU: A 44-year-old man and his two children were killed in an accident while on their way to fetch his wife from the airport.
Jimmykal Jaujali Assam, his daughter Sazfa, 11, and son Alkail, 16, died on the spot while a four-year-old boy, who was the man’s nephew, suffered severe head injuries following the 11.25pm accident on Friday along the Lintas flyover near here.
Kota Kinabalu OCPD Asst Comm Zaidi Abdullah said both boys were thrown from the car due to the impact of the crash. The remaining two were crushed in their seats.
The deceased, all of whom were Philippine nationals, were on their way to the airport as Jimmykal’s wife was arriving from Manila that night.
ACP Zaidi said preliminary investigations found that the driver had lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the flyover pillar.
Earlier, state Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Misran Bisara said they received a call about the accident at around 11.31pm.
Firemen had a challenging time getting the pinned victims out of the car as the front portion of the vehicle was badly damaged, he said.
He said operations ended at around 12.43am after firemen swept the area of hazardous elements.