Monday, October 21

Cop dies in road crash at Sri Aman-Betong Road

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SRI AMAN: A police personnel died while another suffered injuries when a Proton Wira and a Toyota Hilux collided at KM57 Sri Aman-Betong Road yesterday.

TRAGIC: The aftermath of the collision between the two vehicles.

The fatal victim has been identified only as Saifuddin, 23, from the Betong police station.

This tragedy comes just three days after a horrendous accident which claimed nine lives near Jelukong in Engkilili.

According to sources, Saifuddin, who was alone in the Proton Wira, had wanted to drive to Kuching from Betong to fetch his family.

The Hilux, on the other hand, was carrying two sibilings who were on their way from Engkilili to Betong to sell crabs.

Saifuddin, from Sabah, was married to a woman from Pusa and they had a child. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Betong division hospital at 11.30 am.

The driver and passenger of the Hilux suffered light injuries and were referred to the same hospital for treatment.

The police are investigating the accident.