4 in family killed in car-trailer collision

4 in family killed in car-trailer collision

KUANTAN: Four people including two children were killed after the car they were travelling in collided with a trailer laden with cars at the 4th Kilometre, Jalan Bentong-Raub in Bentong, about 195 km from here, early this morning.

Pahang Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Kamarulzaman Jusoh said sisters Marlianna Abdul Muid, 37, and Marlia, 36, died at the scene in the 4.10am incident.

Their sons, Muhammad Aisy Harraz Aziz, seven, and Muhammad Faizz Aryan Mohd Faizuddin, nine, who were in the back seat of the car died at the Bentong Hospital at 6.30am.

They were from Banting, Selangor.

‘’It is believed that the car driven by Marlianna collided with the trailer after failing to overtake a vehicle. They were returning to Selangor from Kota Bharu.

‘’The bodies of Marlianna and Marlia were pinned in the wrecked car requiring the assistance of the Fire and Rescue Department to extricate them,’’ he said in a statement here

Kamarulzaman said the 42-year-old trailer driver was unhurt despite damage to the front part of the trailer.

The bodies are at the Bentong Hospital and further investigations are underway under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. — Bernama