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Two killed as explosive-laden vehicle skids near Maran

April 12, 2018 12:02 AM
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KUANTAN: Two men, believed to be quarry workers were killed when a four-wheel drive vehicle laden with explosive material crashed at KM149.7 of the East Coast Highway 1 near Maran yesterday morning.

The victims aged 34 and 35, and from Selangor died on the spot in the 7am crash. They sustained head and body injuries.

Maran fire and rescue station chief, Shamsul Affendy Sulaiman said initial investigations revealed the Toyota Hilux was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan with two boxes of Magnagel, an explosive device used for quarrying when the crash occurred.


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