Man killed when tractor rolls into ravine, crushing him


IPOH: A man was killed when a tractor trailer rolled into a 50m ravine and fell on him this evening.

The incident reportedly occurred near a solid waste site near Jalan Ipoh-Lumut.

It is understood that the tractor was being used to push earth near the site. The vehicle somehow rolled and fell onto the 69-year-old man, crushing him to death.

A state Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the department received a distress call at 6.24pm.

Firemen as well as a medical response team had to use a four-wheel drive vehicle to maneuver the terrain and reach the victim.

By the time they reached the area, members of the public had already removed the body from under the tractor.

"The victim was pronounced dead by the medical team. His remains were handed over to the police for further action," he added.