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Monday, 17 July 2017 | MYT 10:58 AM

Married couple killed, ten injured in road accident

KOTA TINGGI: A married couple was killed while 10 other people were injured in an accident involving five vehicles at KM59 of Jalan Sungai Rengit - Kota Tinggi here.

Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Ashmon Bajah said that the accident occurred when the driver of a vehicle heading from Sungai Rengit lost control of the vehicle during the incident at around 9.45pm on Sunday.

He said the driver of that vehicle veered into the opposite lane before ramming into the other four vehicles.

"The accident resulted in the death of the married couple who were from Felda Pengeli Timur, while the other 10 to suffer minor injuries," he said in a statement on Monday.

He added that all of the victims were brought to Kota Tinggi Hospital for treatment and the case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 or reckless driving resulting in death.

Supt Ashmon has advised road users to follow the speed limit when driving to avoid further accidents.