Rembau, Malaysia — At least three people have died, including one Singaporean and a Malaysian mother and baby, in the second collision on the same Malaysian highway in a day.
The second accident was a six-car pile-up on the major North-South Expressway, about 10 kilometers from where three Lamborghinis from Singapore crashed and went up in flames this morning.
In the second accident, a Malaysian woman named Rasidah Abdul Latip, age 30, and a Singaporean bus driver named Ahmad Zaki Kassim, age 33, were killed on the spot, according to the official Bernama news agency.
The woman’s 10-month-old baby boy also died after being rushed to Melaka Hospital.
Her husband, Khairul Nazri Yusof, age 34, was driving and was badly injured.
The accident occurred about 4:45pm when a tanker lorry spun out of control and stalled across the highway, according to a police spokesman.
A Perodua Myvl car driven by Khairul and carrying Rasidah and their son, crashed into the lorry. A Toyota Innova taxi also rammed into the lorry, said reports.
Following this, three other vehicles also crashed into the lorry, being unable to stop in time. They were an empty tour bus, another lorry, and a motorcycle, said the police spokesman.
A motorcycle pillion-rider was also badly injured in the accident.
The people in the other vehicles were not injured, said the spokesman.