Two, including Thai man, killed in crash on NSE near Tapah


TAPAH: Two men, including a Thai national, perished in an accident at Km354 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) northbound, near the Ladang Bikam lay-by last night.

District police chief Supt Som Sak Din Keliaw said Huen Chee Hon, 30, and the Thai, who has not been identified, were in the front passenger seat and back seat respectively, of a Toyota Vellfire.

Both victims died at the scene in the incident at 9.47pm, he said.

The driver of the vehicle, Lim Wai Siong, 33, is believed to have failed to avoid hitting the back of a lorry, which had suddenly veered to the right lane from the left.

Lim sustained minor injuries, while the driver of the lorry escaped unhurt.

The bodies were sent to the Tapah Hospital for post-mortems, said Som Sak. -- BERNAMA