Shopping trip ends in tragedy for five-year-old boy

A shopping trip for a mother and her son ended tragically when the boy was killed in an accident in front of a supermarket in Kuantan, reported Kosmo!.

In the accident, which occurred at 4.30pm on Tuesday, Muhammad Haikal Khamram, five, was hit by a van and died on the spot.

Pahang traffic officer in charge Asst Supt Zainalabidin Othman said the van driver was brought to IPD Kuantan to assist in investigations.

Haikal's body was taken to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for a post-mortem.

"Preliminary investigations showed that the boy ran out of the supermarket without his mother's knowledge," said ASP Zainalabidin.

"While crossing the road in front of the supermarket, he was hit by the van which came from Jalan Bukit Sekilau."