SIBU: A car was so badly damaged that it was almost reduced to a half-piece after it slammed onto a tree at Ling Kai Cheng Road about midnight Tuesday, killing its driver and the front seat passenger.
The police have identified the deceased as passenger Jason Kong Ji Sheng, 19, and driver Sia Kee Leong, 23.
Both were working at Sibu Central Market, with Sia having just worked there for a fortnight.
Slippery wet road is believed to be the cause of the accident.
The car could have ended in the monsoon drain where the water level was high after the rainy days.
Before the tragedy at 11.50pm, Kong was sending goods to his stall at the market, and he was returning to his Sungai Merah home, with Sia as the driver. Both were pinned to their seats.
Rescuers from the Fire and Rescue Department were called to cut the car open to retrieve the bodies.
A medic team accompanying an ambulance confirmed both Kong and Sia died on the spot.
The police sent the remains to the hospital mortuary.
SIbu police chief ACP Saiful Bahri Abdullah said the traffic police were probing the case