Carnage: 6, including 2 toddlers, killed in Lahad Datu crash


LAHAD DATU: Six people, including a woman and two children, were killed when their Proton Saga collided with a four-wheel-drive vehicle at Km32 of Jalan Lahad Datu-Tawau here, last night.

In a statement here today, Lahad Datu police chief ACP Hamzah Ahmad said the 10pm incident took the lives of Said Tuan Ramba, 28, Ismail Mangu, 25, Markus Mae Siku, 52, Parida Perada Jamuludin, 35, Shahril Ismail, five, and Putri Ismail, two.

Hamzah said the accident occurred when the Proton Saga, which was on its way from Lahad Datu to Tawau, went out of control at a bend and crashed head-on into an Isuzu Dmax coming from the opposite direction.

"The Isuzu driver could not avoid the car, as it was too close," Hamzah said, adding that the driver of the 4WD sustained serious injuries. -- BERNAMA