Man killed after being struck by falling tree on East Coast Expressway

KUANTAN: A motorcyclist was killed when he was hit by a falling tree at KM67.4 of the East Coast Expressway (east bound) on Friday (Sept 9).

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department Assistant Director of Operations, Ismail Abdul Ghani said a distress call was received at 7.17pm and a team from the Bentong Fire Station was dispatched to the scene.

He said as soon as the team arrived, they found the victim, Muhammad Mustaqim Noor Azhar, 21, under a pile of tree branches.

Muhammad Mustaqim was later pronounced dead by a medical team at the scene.

“The body of the victim, who is from Taman Hijau, Karak, was handed over to the police for further action,” he said in a statement tonight. – Bernama