Teenager killed in vehicle collision

Rescuers trying to extricate the victims from the wreckage.

 

BINTULU: An 18-year-old female passenger was killed when two cars collided head-on at Mile 20, Bintulu-Miri road on Sunday afternoon.

It was reported that the victim’s car was heading towards Bintulu before the collision.

Bintulu police chief Superintendent Zulkipli Suhaili, when contacted, said the teenager has been identified as Carine Chieng.

He said medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene due to her severe injuries while the car driver who is her mother Aban Hanyek, 48, sustained bodily injuries.

Ten rescuers from Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to the scene after received a distress call at 5.52pm.

The two drivers who suffered injuries were sent to Bintulu Hospital for further treatment.

Zulkipli said the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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