BELURAN – Five people, including two children, died while four others were seriously injured after their 4WD vehicle hit a trailer at the KM60 Sandakan-Telupid Road early this morning.
Sandakan District Police Chief ACP Zabidi Mohd Zain said one of the dead in the 4.50am incident was the 4WD driver, Basyar Bin Omar, 40. His four passengers, comprising two men and two girls, had yet to be identified.
He said the seriously injured were two men and a woman. The trailer driver escaped unharmed.
The 4WD vehicle was heading towards Telupid while the 10-ton trailer was heading towards Lahad Datu, he said here today.
He said the bodies of the victims were sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan for autopsy while the seriously injured also received treatment at the same hospital. – BERNAMA