Two brothers die after motorcycle collides with tree

ALOR SETAR: Two brothers died instantly when their bike rammed into a fallen tree on a poorly lit road at Jalan Gunung Keriang near here on Tuesday.

The accident occurred at about 12.05am at Batu 7, Jalan Gunung Keriang.

The deceased were identified as Muhammad Rafiq Mat Saad, 17, and Rizal Mat Saad, 21, of Kampung Kubang Sepat, Ayer Hitam.

A witness said she heard a loud noise outside her mother's house located near the scene and went out to check.

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She said both of them were flung about 5 metres away from the bike.

The motorcycle continued running and crashed into a drain some 15 metres from their bodies.

Kota Setar District Traffic Police Headquarters Investigation Officer Inspector Sallehuddin Md Nor said, "Police received information of the accident at about 12.20am,'

"The case will be investigated under Section 41(1) of Road Transport Act 1987-Reckless driving causing death,"