JOHOR BAHRU: A Singaporean man was seriously injured after the van he was travelling in was involved in an accident with a lorry in Mersing, Johor on Tuesday (Mar 7).
Malaysian news agency Bernama reported that another man was killed when the Nissan van they were in crashed into a lorry at Jalan Mersing-Jemaluang.
The Singaporean man, identified as Mr Megat Omar Ismail, 57, was seriously injured and was taken to Mersing Hospital.
He was then sent to Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Bahru around 7pm on Tuesday before being transferred to Singapore General Hospital at 12pm on Wednesday, Mr Megat’s colleague Hakim Mohamed Johan told Mediacorp’s Berita platform.
The other man in the van, identified as Malaysian Md Shah Mohd Said, 60, and a friend of Mr Megat’s, died at the scene of the accident.
Mersing Fire and Rescue Station operations commander Mohamed Zainuddin Ahmad told Bernama that nine officials were deployed to the scene once the authorities were alerted to the accident.
In his statement, Mr Zainuddin said that the driver of the lorry was unhurt.
Mr Md Shah’s body was then handed over to the police after he was confirmed dead by officials from Malaysia’s Ministry of Health.
The Johor Fire and Rescue Department said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that special rescue equipment were used to free the two men trapped in the van.
Editor’s note: This article has been amended to clarify that it was Mr Md Shah Mohd Said who died and Mr Megat Omar Ismail who was seriously injured.
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