Five members of family die in lorry-car crash
Mon, Jul 27, 2009
The Star/Asia News Network


MARAN, MALAYSIA - Five members of a family including a 10-month-old baby boy were killed when a container lorry rammed into their car.

The impact of the crash threw four of the victims out of the car. The baby's body was found in a drain.

The Perodua Kenari was dragged for about 80m before coming to a stop at the edge of a hill in the 1.30pm accident yesterday.

The dead have been identified as driver Nasaruddin Abdul Aziz, 32, his wife Fatmawati Harun, 30, their infant son Muhammad Ndazhif, Fatmawati's 60-year-old mother Sepiah Mohamad, and brother Mohamad Syakirin, 23. All died on the spot.

The 39-year-old lorry driver sustained minor injury to his leg while his 17-year-old assistant escaped unhurt.

Nasaruddin was a general worker at SMK Felda Purun in Triang while his wife was a teacher at SK Purun.

Maran OCPD Deputy Supt Ahmad Johari Shahabudin said the lorry was laden with empty gas tanks and was on its way to Kuantan while the family was on their way to Maran to their home in Felda Jengka 5.

'The lorry was said to have rammed into the road divider and a lamp post which broke into two before colliding with the car,' he said, adding that the bodies had been sent to the Jengka Hospital.

The lorry driver, who is being treated at the Temerloh Hospital, has been detained to help in investigations.

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