MARAN: Two students were killed when the motorcycle they were on collided head-on with a Toyota Hilux whose driver was trying to avoid a cow’s carcass at Km55 of Jalan Temerloh-Bandar Jengka here yesterday.
Maran district police chief DSP Mazlan Hassan said the students of SMK Jengka Pusat 1, Zharfan Najwan Zainal Abidin and Muhamad Daniel Iman Muhamad Faizal, both aged 17, died at the scene in the 6.45am incident.
"The accident is believed to have occurred when the (driver of the) Toyota Hilux steered to the right upon seeing the carcass, before colliding with the victims in the opposite lane," he told reporters.
Mazlan said the bodies were sent to the Jengka Hospital for a post mortem, while the 4WD driver escaped unhurt. -- BERNAMA