Four Students Dead, Five Injured in Crash on the Way to School

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Nine students, who had packed themselves into a car, were involved in an accident on their way to school on Oct 23.

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It was reported that the students of SMK Pitas 2 were travelling along Jalan Kanibongan-Pitas when their vehicle hit a pothole and careened to the side.

Four girls died while five boys were injured.

Three of the deceased were in Form Six while the other was in Form 4.

Police were alerted to the incident in Pitas at 6.30am.

One of the survivors who was severely injured was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.

Another injured student was admitted to the Pitas Hospital, one is still receiving treatment while two more have been discharged.

The driver, who has a licence, was among those who escaped with light injuries.