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Elderly man dies after car plunges into floodwaters

13 Jan 2021 / 09:50 H.

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 12: An elderly man died after the car he was driving skidded and plunged into floodwaters by the roadside near Dusun Panti, Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing, today.

Kota Tinggi fire and rescue station head Azman Jantan identified the victim as Pong Song Wook, 64, who was driving a Toyota Camry.

He said 13 firemen in three fire engines were rushed to the scene after being alerted to the accident, which happened at about 4 pm.

With the help of members of the public, firemen pulled the car to a safe place and found that the driver was trapped inside, he said.

“The victim was then extricated and confirmed dead by the police,” he said in a statement here today. - Bernama

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