Two killed in three-vehicle crash near Rompin

ROMPIN: Two men were killed in an accident involving three vehicles at KM 137 Jalan Kuantan - Johor Baru near here, yesterday.

Pahang police chief Datuk Seri Yahaya Othman said in the 9.30pm incident, the driver and passenger of a Nissan Almera car, Mohd Rahmat Ab Rahim, 34, and Muhammad Amirul Mukmini Mat Daud, 31,suffered head injuries and died at the scene.

He said the accident was believed to have occurred when a lorry crashed into the rear of the victim's car as it was slowing down to enter a junction, adding that the victims were heading for Johor Baru, Johor from Kuantan.

"As a result, the driver lost control of his car which veered into the opposite lane before it was hit by a cement mixer truck that was travelling towards Kuantan," he told reporters here today.

Yahaya said the two lorry drivers escaped with minor injuries and the case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.– BERNAMA

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