Friday, August 19

3 killed in Engkilili road crash


JPAM and Bomba working to remove the victims from the lorry.

SRI AMAN: Three men were killed in a collision involving two freight lorries at Km 40 Jalan Sri Aman-Engkilili near Lubok Tedung.

In the incident that happened around 5.30am yesterday, one of the lorries parked by the roadside because of a flat tyre was rammed from behind by the other lorry.

The collision killed the driver and two passengers inside the lorry that rammed the one in front. The victims were identified as Robin Ngering, 44, Bong Soon Lee, 37, and Mathew Sinta, 29.

According to Civil Defence Department (JPAM) of Sri Aman Division officer Hafizul Abdul Samah, six personnel went to the scene of the accident around 6.46am following a call from the public.

“Our personnel took about half an hour to reach the scene to help Sri Aman Bomba personnel extricate the victims trapped in the lorry.

“We took nearly an-hour-and-a-half,” he told reporters.

The lorry that had a flat tyre was on its way from Kuching to Sibu while the lorry that rammed it from behind was on its way from Kuching to Sarikei.

The deceased were sent to Sri Aman Hospital for autopsy.