Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Teacher burnt to death inside car


A teacher who was trapped inside his car was burnt to death when his car caught fire following an accident at Km64 Jalan Sandakan-Lahad Datu yesterday. The charred remains of Jasman Imran, 30, was removed by passersby Kinabatangan Police Chief DSP Jaini Abdul Kadir said the incident happened at about 1. 3Opm when the cardriven by Jasman crashed head on with a four-wheel drive that came from the opposite direction. After the impact, Jasman’s Perodua Myvi was engulfed in flames and the unfortunate victim was trapped inside. According to Jaini, the victim was heading to the town of Kota Kinabatangan while the four-wheel drive was heading towards Sandakan. He added that the driver and passengers of the four-wheel drive escaped with minor injuries while the remains of Jasman was sent to the Kinabatangan Hospital for postmortem. Meanwhile in Johor Baharu, a passenger died when the driver of an express bus lost control of his vehicle in an accident at KM13 of Jalan Mersing-Endau at 7. 10am yesterday. The victim, Mohamad Muhari, 21, died at the scene after hitting the roof of the bus and a window when the bus slammed into a bridge. Johor Police Traffic and Public Order Department Chief, Supt T. Raveendran, said the victim was standing when the incident happened. The bus was coming from Terengganu. “The two bus drivers and 36 other passengers were not injured,” Raveendran said, adding that police were investigating under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. Last Friday, a bus passenger died when the bus hit a concrete divider at the Skudai toll-plaza. - Bernama