BUKIT KAYU HITAM - A 37-year-old man died after he was run over by a trailer that rolled backwards when he tried to separate it from a prime mover in Ladang Laka Temin here.
Driver Khairul Anuar Md Zain had parked the prime mover on a slope and was "unlocking" the trailer when it started to roll backwards.
He apparently tried to get out of its way but couldn't do so on time.
Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the tragedy occurred at about 5.30pm on Tuesday, adding that police were trying to find out what caused the trailer, which had a lorry on top of it, to roll down.
"Khairul died on the spot when the trailer ran over his waist. His body was sent to the Jitra Hospital mortuary," said Supt Abdul Rahim.
Khairul's remains were buried at the Kampung Lahar Muslim Cemetery in Malau at 2.30am yesterday.