Three Sikh friends from Kampar perished in an early morning accident when the four-wheel drive vehicle they were in crashed into the back of a lorry along the North-South Expressway near the Simpang Pulai toll near Ipoh.
It is understood that they driving back from Ipoh to Kampar when the incident occurred at 4.20am today (19 Aug 2018).
“They were at the Kampar gurdwara for an akhand path the night earlier. This is a tragic loss for the local Sanggat,” a Kampar resident told Asia Samachar. “One of the boys was supposed to get married in a few months time.”
They are Nishan Singh Dhillon Baldev Singh, Rajminder Singh Maan Niranjan Singh and Gurdial Singh Museh Swaran Singh, according to a note on social media sharing about their passing away.
When contacted by Asia Samachar, the undated photo was confirmed by one of their friends who had shared the photo on his personal Facebook page.
A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said all three men died on the spot and that the impact of the crash sent all three men to be tossed out from the car, according to a report in The Star.
“The driver of the lorry, which was carrying newspapers, was also injured,” the unnamed official told the newspaper.