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Senior citizen crushed by trailer in Mergong

ALOR STAR: A 73-year-old elderly man died after falling off his motorcycle and getting crushed by a trailer on Jalan Gangsa, Mergong, here today.

Alor Star Fire and Rescue Station chief Ahmad Naufal Abdullah said that a team was despatched to the location after receiving a call regarding the accident at 10.04am. 

"Upon arrival at the scene, it was found that there was an accident involving a Honda EX-5 motorcycle and a trailer.

"There was one victim, a 73-year-old elderly man who is believed to have been crushed on the head and body and pinned under the trailer's front tyre.

"Firefighters extricated the victim using specialised equipment," he said when contacted today.

Naufal said the victim was confirmed dead at the scene by medical officers from the Health Ministry who arrived shortly after.

He said the body was handed over to the police for further action.

"Additional action was taken to clear up the accident debris on the road at the scene till completion. The operation ended at 11.08am," he said.

The body was then sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for a post-mortem.

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