MOTORCYCLIST KILLED BY FALLING TREE

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KOTA TINGGI, July 13 (Bernama) -- A man riding a motorcycle was crushed to death by a falling petai tree at KM26.2 Jalan Johor Baharu-Mersing, near the Army Training Centre (Pulada), here, today.

Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Mohd Noor Rasid said in the 2.05pm incident, the victim Mohd Faizul Paat@Saat, 38, from Kampung Lukut, here, died on the spot due to severe head injuries.

"During the incident, the victim who rode a Honda EX5 motorcycle was on his way home from work," he said.

Mohd Noor said the petai tree also fell onto a Hino lorry that was also travelling the same route, however, the driver was unhurt.

He said Mohd Faizul's body was sent to Kota Tinggi Hospital before its was claimed by his heirs to be buried at the Kampung Lukut Muslim cemetery, here, tonight.

Meanwhile, the victim's wife, Zaradian Zakaria, 32, when met at the hospital forensics unit, said her husband seemed happy when going out to work this morning.

The couple has three children, Nurin Irdina, 7, Mohd Naqiuddin, 6, and Nabila Husna, 15 months.

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