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Hard objects hurled at fire truck, witness tells Adib inquest

Last update: 11/02/2019
SHAH ALAM, Feb 11 (Bernama) -- Hard objects were hurled at a Fire Rescue Tender (FRT) vehicle which arrived to put out a car fire near the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, in November last year, causing the windscreen to shatter, an inquest heard today.

Subang Jaya Traffic Enforcement head DSP Mohamad Nasir Drahman told the inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim that many people surrounded the vehicle and hurled hard objects at it.

“The FRT vehicle in front was surrounded by people and was hurled with stones. The vehicle later reversed and knocked into an Emergency Medical Rescue Service (EMRS) van before moving forward and reversing until it went out of my view,” the first witness of the inquest said when replying to a question from DPP Hamdan Hamzah. The inquest is before Judge Rofiah Mohamad who is sitting as the coroner.

Mohamad Nasir said there were about 3,000 to 5,000 people in the vicinity of the temple at that time.

Muhammad Adib, 24, who was a member of the EMRS of the Subang Jaya Fire & Rescue Department, was seriously injured after he was believed to have been attacked and beaten up by the rioters in the incident at the temple on Nov 27. He succumbed to his injuries at the National Heart Institute (IJN) on Dec 17.


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