Pasar malam outing ends with tragedy

Pasar malam outing ends with tragedy
The deceased: (from left) Mohd Akbar, Muhammad Syahid and Muhamad Amirul.

SINGAPORE-He insisted on going to the pasar malam to buy his family fried rice.

But 18-year-old Mohd Akbar Sanusi from Alor Star, Kedah, never made it home after that.

Mr Mohd Akbar, along with two friends, were allegedly killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a lorry on Saturday, reported Malaysia's The Star.

The three were on motorbikes. Two others were riding pillion.

"He said he would buy nasi goreng ayam (fried rice with chicken) for us. While we were waiting, I got a call from his friends saying that he had been involved in a road accident," said Mr Mohd Akbar's father, Mr Sanusi Hanafi, 57.

"I rushed to the scene and found my son lying motionless in a pool of blood with packets of nasi goreng ayam and drinks scattered on the road."

Mr Sanusi said his son had gone out at about 7.30pm on Saturday with his friends, Mr Muhammad Syahid Salim, 22, and Mr Muhamad Amirul Akbar Jaafar, 20, who also died in the collision.

Their two other friends, 16-year-old Mohd Fikri Abdul Rahman and 21-year-old Mohd Fahmi Radzi, were injured and rushed to Kuala Nerang Hospital by passers-by. They have been warded in the intensive care unit.


They were believed to be on their way home at about 9.10pm after visiting a pasar malam in Bukit Nyamuk, about 2km from the scene of the accident. Mr Muhamad Amirul's uncle, Mr Othman Ahmad, 42, believed that they had been run over by a lorry.

"It is impossible that they collided with each other because their three motorcycles were completely damaged."

A resident, 54-year-old Hanafi Said, said he was awakened by a loud noise while he was resting at home.

"I heard people screaming for help a few times about 50m away from my house," he said.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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