Double tragedy in Saratok

A freak accident at Saratok saw a car plunging into a river, causing the deaths of two men.

KUCHING, June 10: A freak accident in Saratok cost two men their lives after the car they were in went off a cliff into a river and overturned.

The first deceased, 48, is from Rumah Kadam, Mudong Tengah while the second deceased, 68, is from Rumah Nyegang, Mudong Ili. Both received serious injuries to the head.

According to State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, the accident occurred at Jalan SK Mudong, Roban yesterday at about 8.30pm while the vehicle was heading towards Mudong Ili.

The location of the incident is about 100 metres from the Mudong Tengah longhouse, where the longhouse folks visit to take their baths.

When the victims were found by the longhouse folks, the two men were already dead, believed to be drowned.

The first deceased’s wife lodged a report and the bodies of the deceased have since been sent to the Saratok Hospital mortuary. — DayakDaily