Wednesday, June 16

Rela member killed, 3 others seriously injured in head-on collision


FATAL ACCIDENT: Besut Fire and Rescue Department personnel lift the body of Saarani to be brought to Besut Hospital for postmortem. — Bernama photo

BESUT: A Rela member was killed while three others suffered serious injuries when two cars, a Perodua Kancil and a Nissan Sunny, collided head on at Km15 Jalan Jerteh-Kuala Terengganu near Kampung Gong Penaga, Jabi yesterday morning.

Saarani Mat Yunus, 50, who was seated in the front passenger seat of a Perodua Kancil that was driven by his step son Mohamad Shahrul Azlizan Burhan, 29, died at the spot due to severe head and body injuries.

Mohamad Shahrul, another family member of Saarani (yet to be identified) and the driver of the Nissan Sunny car, Wafiuddin Mohd Noor, 23, suffered serious injuries and were rushed to Besut District Hospital for treatment.

Besut police chief Supt Kamaruddin Zakaria said during the 9am incident, the Perodua Kancil that was heading to Kuala Terengganu lost control and crashed into the oncoming Nissan Sunny.

“Mohamad Shahrul from Jalan Maran, Temerloh was believed to have tried to avoid a hole on the road when he lost control, veered into the opposite lane and collided into the Nissan Sunny driven by Wafiuddin,” he said.

Mohamad Shahrul was believed to be on his way to Jerteh from Temerloh together with his stepfather and two other family members while Wafiuddin was on his way to work in Kampung Renek near here with two other colleagues, when the accident happened. — Bernama