Two injured after vehicle transporting dead body plunges into ravine

The rescued victim, still on a stretcher after being brought up from the ravine by firefighters, before being given medical treatment at the location.

KUCHING, Jan 14: Two men were injured after their vehicle plunged into a ravine along Bukit Kilo O, in Limbang, while transporting human remains, yesterday.

Limbang fire station in a statement today said they received the call from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) at 5.22 pm (on Jan 13), requesting for assistance to rescue accident victims after their vehicle plunged into a ravine.

According to the statement, the first victim managed to escape from the vehicle and received medical treatment at Limbang hospital, while the other one was still stranded in the ravine, together with the dead body.

“Upon arriving at Long Napir, firefighters then conducted a size-up before climbing down the ravine, and found the dead body, at the depth of 150 feet below the road, which was being transported using the 4WD vehicle for funeral arrangements.

“Following that, firefighters also found the second victim in a weak condition, who was successfully rescued and brought up by them using a stretcher. He was given initial medical treatment at the location by the Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS),” it said.

The statement noted, the dead body was later recovered from the ravine by the rescuers and was handed over to the police for further action.

“After ensuring the situation was safe and under control, the operation ended at 11.05 pm,” the statement read.

A total of nine firefighters from Limbang fire station were deployed to the location led by PBK II (KUP) Awang Ibrahim Amit and PPgB Clarence, together with three PDRM personnel. –DayakDaily.