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Six-vehicle expressway crash, two people died

JOHOR BARU: In an accident involving six cars along the North-South Expressway, two people died. One of them was found in a ravine.

According to North Johor Baru district police chief Asst Comm Mohd Taib Ahmad, the 1.15 am incident involved a Perodua Myvi, a Honda CRV, a Honda City, a Volkswagen, an Audi and a BMW.

The two people who died at the scene were identified, namely Thiyagarajan, 36, the driver of the Honda CRV and had to be recovered by firemen from the ravine – and his passenger, female Indian citizen S. Kathiresan, 35. Four other people were injured, he added.

According to reports, the accident happened after the Myvi, driven by a 27-year-old man, crashed into the back of the victims’ car.“Then, the other vehicles also crashed into the stalled cars, ” Ahmad said.

Both bodies have been sent to the Kulai Hospital while the injured were treated at Hospital Sultanah Aminah.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act.

The body of the male victim was brought up from the 12m-deep ravine after it was thrown out of the car due to the impact of the crash, Senior Firefighter II from Tebrau Fire Station Ronnie Robert said.

Nine firemen from the Tebrau Fire and Rescue Station were dispatched to the scene to help in the rescue operation which ended at 2.48 am, the department added.

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