Dubai tourists killed in crash

IPOH - What was supposed to be a holiday outing for a family of six from Dubai in UAE ended in tragedy when a six-month pregnant woman and her daughter were killed in a car crash.

Hajar Ahmad Al Tanajy, 34, died at the Tapah Hospital and her 13-year-old daughter Mira Ali died on her way to the hospital.

The accident occurred at about 1.30pm yesterday at KM335.9 of the North-South Expressway near Tapah.

Tapah OCPD Supt Somsak Din Keliau said the six victims, including their driver from Yemen, were travelling in a rented Perodua Alza from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.

He said the driver, Musleh Hamid Abdo, lost control of his vehicle before the car hit the divider on the expressway.

Then, the car spun a few times before coming to a halt on the emergency lane.

Due to the impact of the crash, Mira Ali was flung out of the vehicle.

Supt Somsak said the driver might have gone into hiding after the incident.

He said Mira's 38-year-old father, Ali Mohamed Amer, did not sustain any injuries but he was too traumatised to speak to anyone.

He added that Ali Mohamed's 11-year-old son suffered light injuries while the other two children, aged five and eight, were not injured.