Earlier today, 13 June, there was an accident involving two cars at Kampung Titi Batu, Batu 18 in Yan, near the state capital of Kedah
A 31-year-old man, who was driving a Proton Iriz, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Kedah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) received an emergency call about the accident at 4.23pm. Following which, a rescue team arrived at the scene five minutes later.
“The accident involved two cars, a Proton Iswara and a Proton Iriz," JBPM assistant director (Operations) Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain was quoted as saying by Bernama.
Five others are said to have escaped the fatal accident
Of which, three are seriously injured while two others sustained light injuries.
One of the severely injured is a 30-year-old man who was sitting in the front-seat of Proton Iriz.
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man driving the second car – a Proton Iswara carrying four people – was pinned to his seat, along with his front passenger, a 20-year-old woman, New Straits Times reported.
Firefighters had to use special tools to cut parts of the car before the victims could be rescued.
According to Mohamadul Ehsan, it took officers from the Guar Chempedak Fire and Rescue station 10 minutes to free the victims
More people have died due to road accidents than those killed by COVID-19 in the country during the 83 day period of MCO: