3 students die in collision in Kota Tinggi

The two cars involved in the collision at Simpang Lok Heng near Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor. (Bernama pic)

JOHOR BAHRU: Three students from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Lokman Hakim, Felda Lok Heng, Kota Tinggi, died when the Proton Wira they were in collided with a Perodua Myvi in Simpang Lok Heng near Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, late this evening.

A female teacher, Widyawati Simarani, 46, who was with the boys, was injured in the crash around 6.30pm while the Perodua Myvi driver, Naziha Aqmaliah Mazlan, 24, who was also injured, is now being treated at the Kota Tinggi Hospital.

The three students, Mohamad Noriman Bastaman, 17, Daing Muhammad Afeeq Mohd Afeeq-ur Rahman, 16, and Muhamad Syafawi Zayadi, 17, died at the scene.

Bandar Penawar Fire and Rescue Station operating officer Abdul Rahim Abdul Rani said six firemen in a fire-engine rushed to the scene after receiving a report on the incident at 6.30pm.

“One of the students died trapped in the vehicle, while the other two were thrown out of the vehicle,” he said.

Meanwhile, in MUAR, two men were killed when the driver of a container lorry lost control of the vehicle before skidding into the opposite lane and colliding with a car at Km146.1 North-South Expressway (PLUS) southbound, today.

In the accident at 5.30 pm, the driver of the container, D Sahan Kumar, 39, from Tampin, Negeri Sembilan, and the Perodua Myvi car driver, Khor Chan Hung, 40, from Bukit Mertajam, died on the spot due to severe head, chest and body injuries.

The bodies were sent to the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital, Muar.

Muar district police chief Zaharudin Rasip said initial investigations found the right front tyre of the lorry had burst and the driver lost control and collided with the car from the opposite direction.