A Singapore man has passed away in a car accident that happened in Mersing, Johor, involving a Nissan van and a 10-tonne Hino lorry.
According to a Facebook post by the Johor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) on Mar. 8, they were alerted about the accident that happened on Mar. 7 at 11:53am.
Operations commander Mohamed Zainuddin bin Ahmad said in a statement that upon reaching the scene, firefighters worked fast to free two victims trapped in the van with special rescue equipment.
One of the victims was identified as 57-year-old Megat Omar Ismail, a Singapore citizen, while the other victim was a Malaysian national, 60-year-old Md Shash Mohd Said, The Straits Times reported.
Megat was pronounced dead at the scene by Malaysia's Ministry of Health staff and his body was handed over to the police for further action.
Shash, who had sustained serious injuries, was sent to Mersing Hospital.
Zainuddin also confirmed that the lorry driver, 46-year-old Muhamad Fazli Bahri did not sustain any injuries.
The rescue operation ended at around 12:55pm.
Top photo via Korporat JBPM