JOHOR BAHRU: A couple and four of their five children were killed in an accident involving a trailer and two cars at Jalan Segamat-Kuantan, near Taman Yayasan, Segamat, yesterday.
Bandar Baru Segamat fire and rescue station chief Mazuki Ismail said two fire engines and an emergency medical rescue services vehicle with 15 personnel rushed to the scene of the accident, involving a Scania trailer, a Perodua Alza and a Perodua Bezza, after they received a distress call at 6.33pm, Bernama reported.
According to Marzuki, the six family members who died were in the Perodua Alza, together with one more boy, who was injured.
“The trailer driver was also injured, while the three women in the Perodua Bezza were unhurt,” he said in a statement last night, according to Bernama.
The bodies of the victims and those injured were sent to Hospital Segamat and the rescue operation ended at 9.34pm, he added.
Meanwhile, Segamat police chief Ahmad Zamry Marinsah identified the victims as Amir Ruddin Ismail, 46, his wife, Norahimah Noor Muhamad, 43, Fatimatulzahrah, 17, Seri Khadijah Aqilah, 13, Rufaidatul Asyariyah, 10, and Muhammad Assyakrawi, 5.
The surviving family member has been identified as Abdullah, 15.