PEKAN: Lorry driver Amir Daud was overcome with emotion after his wife and their two children were killed in an accident at Km26 Jalan Pekan-Nenasi, near Sungai Api-Api here, on Saturday.
Still shocked, the 31-year-old yesterday said it was only last week that he took his wife, Nor Azian Abdul Razak, 26, and their children, Mohd Amar Zikri, 2, and Nor Damia Az-zahra, 1, to an outing in Mersing, Johor, and he could not believe they were gone.
“The memories of the trip are still fresh and now, I have lost them. I don’t know what to do.”
In the 12.45pm incident, Nor Azian and her children were travelling from Nenasi to Kuala Pahang to attend a wedding reception with her parents, Abdul Razak Hussin, 66, and Bibi Nordin, 64.
Amir said he was at work in Felda Perabong, Rompin, when his nephew called him to break the news at 1pm and he rushed to Pekan Hospital.
District police chief Superintendent Yahaya Othman said Abdul Razak, who was driving, had lost control of the vehicle and it spun several times before crashing into a concrete divider and landing on its side.
Nor Azian died at the scene, while Amar died at Pekan Hospital at 11pm on Saturday. Nor Damia died at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan at 1.30pm yesterday.
Bibi, who was sitting next to Abdul Razak, suffered light injuries and received out-patient treatment.
Firemen took half-an-hour to extricate the victims from the vehicle and passing motorists rushed them to the hospital.