ALOR GAJAH, (Feb 25 ) — Two men believed to be foreign nationals were killed in a road accident as they tried to run away from policemen who had wanted to check on them at Km216.2 of the south-bound stretch of the North-South Expressway here last night.
Melaka CID chief ACP Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah said the men, in their early 30s, died on the spot after they were rammed by a trailer lorry as they dashed across the road with two other men at about 10.30 pm.
He said a police patrol car had ordered the four men, who were in a car with a broken rear windscreen, to pull over for an inspection.
However, when the police car stopped, the men drove off fast towards the Simpang Ampat toll plaza and ran into a toll booth barrier, he told reporters.
Raja Shahrom said the car then sped off against traffic towards the Ayer Keroh toll plaza and returned to the Simpang Ampat toll plaza and stopped on the right of south-bound stretch of the highway.
The four men alighted and ran across the road, he said, adding that two of them were hit by the trailer lorry.
Raja Shahrom said the dead men did not have any sign of a BCG vaccination on their arms and no identification documents were found on them.
“No weapons were found in the car but a thorough search will be made to ascertain why they ran from the police,” he said.
“The car is registered in the name of a woman in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, and the police are trying to trace her to help in the investigation,” he said.
He appealed to people who might have been at the scene and seen the two men who ran away to come forward to help in the investigation.– BERNAMA