A 20-year-old man, believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, was killed in an accident after his vehicle skidded and plunged into a five-metre deep drain in Sungai Batu, Kuala Lumpur
According to Kosmo!, the accident happened at around 10.45pm on Monday, 18 October.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said the driver and his friends were heading towards the Kepong roundabout from Jalan Kepong in a Toyota Vios.
During the journey, the driver is believed to have lost control of his vehicle, causing it to plunge into the drain.
The driver died at the scene, while the passenger survived without any injuries
The passenger was rescued by quick-thinking members of the public who descended into the drain to pull him out from the wrecked car, reported The Star.
The driver is identified as a mobile phone repairman from Jalan Segambut, while the passenger is an 18-year-old man from Taman Wangsa Permai.
It is learned that 20 firefighters in two fire engines from the Jinjang and Sentul Fire and Rescue Stations were rushed to the scene for the rescue operation