Tragic 3-vehicle crash kills Baling police dept head, wife; 4 children hurt


BALING: The head of the Baling district police Narcotics Investigation Department and his wife were killed, while their four young children were injured in an accident involving three vehicles at Jalan Baru Kupang–Baling Kampung, Teluk Teduri, early this morning.

Assistant Superintendent Mohd Noor Mat Yaub, 38 and wife Suriya Abd Rahman, 37, died at the scene due to multiple injuries in the 7.15am accident.

It is believed the incident occurred while Mohd Noor was driving his wife, a teacher at SK Teluk Teduri, and their four children, aged between six and 11, to school there.

It is understood that all four children suffered multiple injuries in the crash. The couple’s fifth child, a toddler, was not in the vehicle.

A police spokesman said Mohd Noor, who was driving a Perodua Myvi, was traveling from Baling to Kupang when his car was rear-ended by a Toyota Hilux as he was slowing down to make a right turn near Kampung Teluk Keduri.

The impact hurled the Myvi into the opposite lane, where it was rammed into by a Honda City.

Mohd Noor and Suriya were pinned to their seats and the Fire and Rescue Department were called in to extricate their bodies.

The couple's children and the 32-year-old Honda City driver were rushed to the Baling Hospital.