Pedestrian killed, passenger drowned after car plunges into river in Pahang

KUANTAN: A pedestrian, believed to be a Rohingya ethnic, was killed when hit by a car in an incident at KM55 Jalan Pekan- Nenasi-Rompin today (March 25).

Pekan district police chief Supt Mohd Zaidi Mat Zin said also killed in the 9.30am incident was a passenger in the car, identified as Nor Katijah Mamat, 33, believed to have drowned after the car plunged into the river.

He said Nor Katijah’s husband, Mohamad Aizuddin Karim, 27, who was at the wheel of the car, injured his right arm and was sent to Pekan Hospital for treatment.

The couple were on their way to Rompin from Pekan when Mohamad Aizuddin lost control of the wheel, causing the vehicle to veer to the left side of the road and hit the pedestrian before it plunged into the river, he said in a statement.

He said the identity of the pedestrian, who died at the scene, has yet to be ascertained.

A spokesman for the Pahang Fire and Rescue Department said a team from the Nenasi fire and rescue station rushed to the scene of the incident following a distress call at 9.47am.

According to him, passers-by helped to rescue the driver after the car plunged into the river but the woman was swept away by the currents, and her body was found by local residents who helped in the search.

The body was then handed over to the police for further action. - Bernama

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