TAPAH - Two Tapah Prison staff were killed after their car crashed into an oil palm tree at Tapah Road here today.
The impact from the crash caused the Honda Civic to end up being wrapped around the tree.
Mohamad Firdaus Husin, 20, from Pendang in Kedah died on the spot in the 9.20am incident at Km12.5 Jalan Tapah - Changkat Petai while the driver Mohamad Yusof Ahmad, 23, from Kuala Nerang, also Kedah, passed away at 12.40pm at the Tapah Hospital. The third passenger in the car, Muhamad Izwan Mat Alias, 24, from Ipoh, was warded at Tapah Hospital with severe injuries.
Tapah district police chief Superintendent Somsak Din Keliau said the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the tree.
Their remains were sent to Tapah Hospital mortuary.
In a separate incident, three people including a Form Five student who was due to sit for her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, were killed in an accident at Km60.4 of Jalan Kuala Kangsar - Gerik in Lawin, near Gerik, on Friday.
In the 12.30pm incident, the victims Siti Nursyafiqah Muhamad Fuzi, 17 and her cousin Fatin Ezwani Mohd Zaidi, 24, were on a motorcycle while Muhamad Riduan Hashim, 34, was in a Toyota Altis driven by his wife.
Gerik police district traffic chief Inspector Mohd Zamzuri Mat Nawi said Fatin Ezwani and Muhamad Riduan died at the scene while Siti Nursyafiqah died as she was being sent to Gerik Hospital for treatment.
"Investigation showed that the Toyota Altis lost control and crashed into the motorcycle," said Mohd Zamsuri.