SINGAPORE: Two men who were killed in an accident involving nine motorcycles and a van here yesterday were Malaysians.
In the crash at the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), the Malaysians, aged 34 and 50, died on the spot.
Their identities have not yet been ascertained.
According to sources, six other motorcyclists, who sustained head and body injuries in the crash, were also Malaysians.
They were sent to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
"The (ninth) motorcyclist escaped injuries. The 25-year-old van driver is a Singaporean," the sources told Bernama.
Earlier, the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore said it was waiting for an update from the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
In its update on Facebook, the SPF said the van driver was detained to facilitate investigations, adding that the man's driving licence was suspended with immediate effect.
The SPF said it was alerted to the accident along the BKE, towards Woodlands after the Seletar Expressway exit, at 3.49pm -- BERNAMA