Two killed, mother and child injured in car-lorry collision


KOTA KINABALU: Two men were killed while a woman and her baby were injured when the car they were travelling in collided with a three-tonne lorry at Batu 16, Jalan Kimanis-Keningau at around midnight.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Department Operations Division assistant director Hamsa Isnurdin said Mohd Izuddin Abu Hasan, 32, and Mohd Kasim Labadillah, 33, were confirmed dead at the scene by medical officers.

He said no information had been obtained regarding the identity of the woman and her baby as they had been taken to the hospital before the fire and rescue team arrived at the scene.

"The woman and her baby were rescued from the car by members of the public and sent to the hospital by ambulance. Our team then extricated the bodies of the victims (from the car) using special equipment.

"The lorry driver and his passenger were not hurt. The operation ended at 3.15am,” he said in a statement on Friday (Dec 29). - Bernama

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