KUALA LIPIS: A family of four perished after theÂ Perodua Myvi they were travelling in, collided with a double decker bus atÂ Kilometre 81, Lipis-Merapoh Road near Kampung Kubang Rusa here early today.
The driver of the car, Ahmad Nor Sallahuddin Ahmad Zamberi, 28, fromÂ Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, who was previously a Royal Malay Regiment soldierÂ based at Majidee Camp in Johor Baharu, Johor, died on the spot.
His wife Azian Ismail, 32, and their children, Ahmad Abinubli Ahmad, 3, andÂ Airis Auta who would have turned one on Dec 13, passed away while being treatedÂ at Gua Musang Hospital, Kelantan.
Lipis district police chief Supt Abdul Razak Hassan said the family wasÂ heading to Kelantan from Kuala Lumpur in the 2.30 am incident.
The car driver was believed to have lost control of the vehicle whileÂ negotiating a hilly stretch that has many bends and hit the bus on the oppositeÂ lane, he said.
Abdul Razak said the bus driver Che Zaidi Che Hamid, 40, his assistant, andÂ 47 passengers of the bus belonging to Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad, escapedÂ unhurt.
He said police were locating Ahmad Nor’s current employment as he wasÂ reportedly no longer working at Majidee Camp.
The victim’s body was sent to Lipis Hospital for post mortem.–BERNAMA