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Human skull found near Yong Peng-Pagoh Highway

BATU PAHAT (Bernama): A human skull was found at KM122.4 of the North-South Expressway from Yong Peng heading to Pagoh near here on Friday (Feb 19).

Batu Pahat district police chief ACP Ismail Dollah said the human skull is believed to be of a car driver who was involved in a road accident about 10 months ago.

He said the police were alerted on the discovery at 1.10 pm when highway maintenance workers were cleaning a slope drain on the left side of the highway.

“The skull was found near a car that was hidden behind the bushes on the slope, about 67m from the highway.

“It was believed that the driver had lost control of the vehicle before it skidded and plunged down the slope,” he said in a statement Saturday (Feb 20).

Ismail said the police were trying to find out the victim’s identity through the owner of the vehicle who has been identified, and at the same time investigate the missing persons report lodged in June last year.

He said the skull has been taken to the Sultan Ismail Hospital’s Pathology Department for further action and the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. – Bernama

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