Out-of-control truck rams into house, killing boy

Out-of-control truck rams into house, killing boy
Rescue personnel removing the fertilizer from the accident site

MIRI - A freak accident saw a fertilizer truck rammed into a house and killing a five-year-old boy and injuring a month-old baby, his mother and aunty.

The boy, identified as Ashraf Abdullah, was found buried under tonnes of fertilizer and debris in the noon incident on Friday along Mile 8 of the Pan Borneo Highway.

The Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department confirmed that the boy was found dead at about 3.35pm. Personnel managed to rescue the baby, 35-year-old mother and 45-year-old aunty.

The truck driver has been detained to assist in the investigations.

According to a preliminary report, the truck went out of control and rammed into the house where the victims were staying.

The injured have been sent to the Bintulu hospital.

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