KUANTAN – A man and his niece died when the car they were travelling in collided with another vehicle at KM19 Jalan Lipis-Merapoh near Kuala Lipis on Friday.
Lipis district police chief Supt Abdul Razak Hassan said in the 2.30 pm incident, Zahari Abdullah, 35, from Kampung Pagar Sasak, crashed into an oncoming Nissan Frontier as he was driving his Honda Civic downhill while overtaking some cars.
Nor Ain Syuhaidah Zainuddin, 13, a student at SMK Sri Lipis was sitting at the front passenger seat.
“Zahari was heading to Merapoh from Lipis after fetching his niece home from the school,” he told Bernama, adding that another student Nurul Aini Mohd Zaman, 15, who was in the back seat sustained serious injuries.
He said the driver of the other vehicle, Abillah Hamat, 60, a retired soldier, and his first wife Semah Chik, 54, who was sitting at the front passenger seat were seriously injured, while Abillah’s second wife Faridah Daud, 43, who was in the back seat, sustained light injuries. – BERNAMA