KEMAMAN – Two family members perished while two others suffered injuries when the car they were travelling in skidded and crashed into the road divider at KM273.9 near the Cheneh Toll Plaza exit along the East Coast Highway 2 (LPT2), here Saturday night.
In the 11.30am incident, Hasan Abd Wahab, 53, and his eldest son Hanis Shazwani Hasan, 21, died at the spot while his wife Sarimah Abdul Gulam, 51, and daughter Hanis Shazizatul Hasan, 14, suffered minor injuries.
The incident happened when the Proton Wira car driven by Hasan was believed to have lost control before crashing into the divider while returning to their house in Felda Neram 2, Bandar Baru Cheneh.
Hasan’s brother-in-law Mohd Amin Gulam said the family were in his house in Kampung Ibok and on their way home when the incident happened.
Nine firemen from the Cheneh Fire and Rescue Department who were deployed to the scene took about 20 minutes to extricate the bodies from the wreck.
Kemaman police chief Supt Mohd Said Ibrahim confirmed the incident when contacted by Bernama.
The bodies of the dead were sent to the Kemaman Hospital for post-mortem while the two injured family members also received treatment at the same hospital. – BERNAMA