GUA MUSANG: Seven family members were killed, a toddler severely injured and seven other people sustained minor injuries in an accident involving three vehicles at Km11 Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai here early today.
Gua Musang Police Chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said the dead were Munira Ahmad Latfi, 29, her husband Norazmi Mahat, 37, and their children, Raidatul Syazwina, four, and one-month-old Rifqi.
Also killed were Munira’s twin sister Mursyida Ahmad Latfi, 29, her husband Mohammad Amin Firdaus Zakaria, also 29, and their daughter Nurhana Jannati, five.
The seriously injured victim was Muhammad Aqil Aliuddin, three, a son of Mohamad Amin Firdaus.
He sustained a fractured right leg and was now reportedly stable at the Gua Musang Hospital.
Rajab Ahad said the seven who sustained minor injuries were a 24-year-old lorry driver and his 40-year-old attendant and five other people. All of them received outpatient treatment at the hospital.
He said the 1.20am accident involved three vehicles – two Perodua Myvi cars and a three-tonne lorry.
Norazmi was driving his Myvi car from Gua Musang to Kuala Krai when the head-on collision with the lorry took place. The other Myvi was behind his.
Passengers of the other Myvi sustained minor injuries, he said.
Rajab Ahad said those killed were trapped in the vehicle and the bodies were removed by fire and rescue personnel from the Gua Musang Fire and Rescue Department and sent to the Gua Musang Hospital.
He said Norazmi’s family was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Aidilfitri in Kampung Kedai Lalat, Kota Bharu.