KUDAT: Three people died after the car they were in collided with an 18-tonne trailer in Kampung Hobut, near here on Saturday night.
Fire and rescue team from Kudat station led by Ishak Jabas with 10 personnel rushed to the scene located about 42km away after getting the emergency call at about 8.26pm.
Pinawantai and Kampung Air volunteer firemen were also at the scene providing assistance.
The firemen extracted the victims from the mangled wreck after fire was extinguished and handed to the police for further action.
Meanwhile, the driver of the trailer, which was laden with oil palm fruits sustained minor injuries and had been taken out from the vehicle by members of the public before the firemen arrived.
Identity of the victims could not be ascertained at press time.
The operations ended at about 10.46pm. -SabahNewsToday