KUALA KRAI – Five tahfiz students were killed and nine others were seriously injured when the van they were traveling in was involved in an accident in Jalan Kuala Krai-Kota Bharu in Kampung Telekong, here today.
Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department director Nazili Mahmood said the van that the students were travelling in skidded into a ditch before crashing into a house.
“All the male victims are from the Pusat Tahfiz Al-Hashimi Kampung Tualang here. We are currently in the process of identifying the victims,” he said when contacted.
Nazili said they received a distress call about the accident at 9.45am and dispatched two engines with 12 firefighters to the scene.
“Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found the five victims trapped in the van while nine others were already taken out by the public,” he said.
He said the bodies were sent to the Kuala Krai Hospital for post-mortem and the injured were also sent to the same hospital for treatment. – BERNAMA