8-year-old boy killed, mother injured after lorry overturns

KOTA KINABALU: A woman was injured while her young son was killed when a lorry the two had hitched a ride on overturned.

Dias Aprianshah Irwanshah, 8, died of serious injuries following the noon mishap near Kampung Ulu Maraba in Beaufort district on Saturday (Nov 11).

His 35-year-old mother, Endang Susilawati, and the 39-year-old lorry driver sustained head and body injuries, Beaufort police chief Deputy Supt Azmir Abd Razak said Sunday.

DSP Azmir said the driver was negotiating a bend on the road when he lost control of the lorry and it overturned while on a trip to a palm oil mill in Lumadan.