PAPAR - Two brothers and their cousin were killed when their vehicle crashed into a van during a downpour at Km16 Jalan Papar-Beaufort on Thursday.
The victims were driver Ahmad Syahmi Borhan, 24, his 15-year-old brother Hazim Syakir and Mohd Eizaz Syafil, 10.
The brothers' two other siblings - Danish Shazwan, 13, and Muazam Syafaat, 14, - were injured.
The siblings and their cousin were on their way to Kota Kinabalu International Airport in a multipurpose vehicle to pick up their mother when the accident occurred at 3.10pm.
The van, filled with tourists, was travelling towards Beaufort.
It was believed the van had strayed into the MPV's lane.
District police chief Deputy Superintendent George Rakman said the van driver and tourists sustained minor injuries.
"It was raining at the time," he said, adding that the van was transporting tourists illegally as the owner did not have a permit to do so.
The victims' bodies and injured victims were sent to Papar Hospital.
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