Three killed, one seriously hurt after vehicles collide in Segamat

SEGAMAT: Three people were killed, and one suffered serious injuries after two vehicles collided at Jalan Segamat, Kampung Kwongsai, here on Saturday (May 27).

Bandar Baru Segamat Fire and Rescue Department operation commander Mazuki Ismail said the department received a distress call regarding the incident at 6.24pm.

"One of the vehicles was burned about 70% after crashing with another vehicle. Members of the public also tried to put out the flames using a fire extinguisher before the team arrived.

"There were three victims in the first vehicle. One of them was rescued by members of the public, while the other two were pinned and burned inside the vehicle.

"The second vehicle had one victim inside. The vehicle had fallen into a 15-foot ravine where the victim was also pinned and was pronounced dead at the location," he said in a statement here.

The victims who died in the first vehicle have been identified as Wong Chee Choy, 62, and Hoo Kok Long, 35, while Lee Lam Chai, 67, suffered a serious injury.

The deceased inside the second vehicle was identified as Chong Jui Sat, 36, he added.

"The bodies have been handed over to the police for further action while the injured have been brought to the hospital for treatment," he said, adding that the department deployed 10 firemen to the location along with one Emergency Medical Rescue Service (EMRS) van and one fire truck.

Meanwhile, Segamat OCPD Supt Ahmad Zamry Marinsah when contacted, confirmed a police report on the case and said investigations into the case were still ongoing.

"We will issue a press statement once the investigation is complete," he said.

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