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ALOR SETAR: A 73-year-old man died today in a tragic accident on Jalan Gangsa, Mergong.

According to the New Straits Times, Alor Star Fire and Rescue Station received a call at 10:04am and dispatched a team to the scene.

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“Upon arrival, we found a collision involving a Honda EX-5 motorcycle and a trailer,“ said Fire and Rescue station chief Ahmad Naufal Abdullah when contacted by the English daily.

“The 73-year-old rider was pinned under the trailer’s front tire and suffered fatal head and bodily injuries,” he was quoted as saying.

In addition, firefighters further used specialised equipment to extricate the victim, but medical personnel confirmed him dead at the scene.

The body was then handed to police and later transported to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for a post-mortem.

“Additional action was taken to clear up the accident debris on the road at the scene till completion. The operation ended at 11.08am,“ he added.

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