Driver survives, 1 dead after van plunges into sewage plant

AARON LEE

BEAUFORT: A man was killed and another injured when the van they were travelling in plunged into a six-meter deep sewage plant at Jalan Beufort/Papar here last night.


The victim was identified as Andrew Mustal, 27, while the driver Elson Isos, 22 suffered minor injuries.


The duo, workers at a canine vaccination company, hailed from Kampung Nosoob in Penampang.

District police chief Deputy Superintendent Azmir Abd Razak said the two men were on their way to Kota Kinabalu from Labuan.


"During the 8.15pm incident yesterday, the driver was not aware of a roundabout at KM4 Jalan Beaufort/Papar here.


"He immediately drove his car to the left but lost control and plunged into the sewage plant," he said in a statement.


Elson managed to escape from the vehicle but the passenger was trapped and drowned.