Two female teachers died and two others were injured when the car they were travelling in skidded before ending in a river bank, near Merotai Bridge at Kilometre 32 of Jalan Tawau-Merotai here, this morning.
Tawau district police chief ACP Peter Umbuas said in the 6 am incident, the deceased were identified as Dayana Damsah, 27, and Nurizyani Kafli, 24, while Nurzairah Aladin, 35, sustained severe chest injuries.
The 38-year-old driver of the car was slightly injured,” he said in a statement here.
He said the teachers were attached to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Umas-Umas.
According to investigations, the driver lost control of the vehicle which skidded to the right side of the road and struck the bridge causing the car to veer six metres in the direction of the river bank,” he said
At the time of the crash, the teachers were on their way to the school.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency