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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Senior citizen killed in train collision


KANGAR: A trader, Yahya Kassim, 74, was killed when his car was hit by a goods train at KM134.25 of the Ngulang crossing, near here Wednesday.
The accident was reported to have occurred about 3.05pm when the senior citizen, who was driving from Mata Ayer to Ngulang, failed to stop at the railway crossing barrier and overshot onto the tracks.
According to the police, a goods train which was travelling from Butterworth to Padang Besar collided with the car.
The victim, from Ngulang, sustained severe head and body injuries, and his car was completely wrecked.
Yahya succumbed to his injuries and died about 5.30pm in the Intensive Care Unit of the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital.
The goods train was not damaged much and resumed its journey not long after the accident.
The case is being investigated under the Penal Code. - Bernama

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