TOTAL WRECK: The Kancil car after colliding with the pickup where the five passengers were pinned inside the vehicle.
SIBU: Six persons were killed while three survived in an accident involving a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a Kancil car at KM15 Mukah-Selangau Road at about 3pm yesterday.
Mukah police chief DSP Omar Bakhtiar said the car from Selangau was heading towards Mukah while the 4WD was travelling from Mukah to Sibu when they collided.
He added that all the six bodies were sent to Mukah Hospital.
Five family members were found dead and pinned in the Kancil, only a 14-year-old daughter, Nor Syafiqah, survived with head injuries. Her condition was said to be stable.
The driver was 40-year-old Mohd Hisyan Abdullah while his wife, their two sons and a daughter have yet to be identified.
The collision caused a door of the 4WD to open and the force of the impact sent the two cousins sitting at the back seat flying out of the vehicle.
Wong Dai Yeen, 27, who was found in a drain, died on the spot while his 28-year-old cousin sustained head injuries.
Their uncle, the 57-year-old driver, was sent to Mukah Hospital with head injuries.
The uncle called for his family around 3.30pm, complaining of excruciating pain in the head.
Dai Yeen’s father in the front passenger seat was not injured.
The four travelling in the 4WD are from Sibu and were on their regular weekend trip home from Mukah where the family has contract business in construction.
Dai Yeen left behind his wife, a two-month-old daughter and a four-year-old son.
His 28-year-old cousin was sent to the Sibu Hospital.
Family members and relatives were at the hospital.