Two killed, six injured in head-on collision near Setiu

Zarina Abdullah

SETIU: A man and his grandmother were killed while six others injured in an accident near Kampung Gong Batu, here, today.

Ahmad Sharifuddin Che Daud, 21, succumbed to his injuries at the Setiu Hospital while his grandmother Zaharah Ahmad, 75, died at the scene.

Police said in the 3.55pm incident, Sharifuddin was driving down the KM83 of the Jalan Penarik Kuala Terengganu-Kampung Raja in a Proton Iswara when a Mitsubishi Pajero, coming from the opposite direction suddenly drifted into his lane and slammed head-on into his car.

Acting police chief Assistant Superintendant Burhanuddin Mustafa said Zaharah, who was seated on the front passenger seat, died instantly due to serious head and body injuries.

Her three grandsons, including Sharafuddin sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Setiu Hospital. Sharafuddin was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at the hospital.

Meanwhile, in the other vehicle, a couple, aged 56 and 48, sustained serious body injuries. Their nine-year-old daughter and three-year-old son escaped with minor injuries.

The case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road and Transport Act.