IPOH: It was 19-year-old KC Thinakaran’s birthday and he and his four cousins were going home to celebrate in Teluk Intan.
They never made it. Three of them, including the birthday boy, were killed in a tragic accident when their car collided with a lorry.
The others killed are S. Srinivasa, 19, and M. Phoovendra, 26.
Srinivasa died on the spot while Phoovendra and Thinakaran died while receiving treatment at Hospital Teluk Intan.
The driver, 26-year-old V. Syarvin Kumar and another cousin CM Kaushin, 19, suffered serious injuries and are being treated at the hospital.
The lorry driver was unhurt.
According to Hilir Perak Asst Comm Ahmad Adnan Basri, the accident occurred at KM7 of Jalan Maharajalela-Teluk Intan around 9.30pm on Sunday.
“Syarvin, Thinakaran and their cousins Srinivasa, Phooveandra and Kaushin were on their way to Teluk Intan town from Hutan Melintang when the accident happened,” he said yesterday.
Earlier, police said firemen had to use special tools to retrieve one of the bodies.
ACP Ahmad Adnan said it was believed that Syarvin’s car entered the opposite lane before colliding with the lorry carrying palm oil.