Two killed in seven vehicle pile-up on NSE near Tapah (updated)

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IPOH: Two victims, including a child, died while 14 were found injured after an accident involving seven vehicles at KM317.2 North-South Expressway.

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Head of operation Fakrul Razman Md Zin said Gopeng Fire and Rescue Department received the distress call at 10.50pm on Nov 12.

“The accident involved two trailers, a Pos Malaysia lorry and four cars: a Pajero, Honda Accord, Perodua MyVi and Axia.

“We believe the child was sitting in the Pajero, while the other victim, a woman was in the Perodua MyVi.

“Upon arriving, we saw that some victims were stuck between their vehicles and we had to use hydraulic cutters to retrieve them,” he said.

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The deceased were driven by Royal Police Malaysia for further investigation while the remaining injured victims were sent to Hospital Tapah.

On a separate news, Slim River Fire and Safety Department was rushed to KM326.7 at North South Highway after an accident was reported at 6.06am today (Nov 13)

The accident involving a lorry collided and two victims. Rescue mission is on-going.

This story has been corrected. The death count of four cited earlier was incorrect. -The Star