Published: Tuesday March 12, 2013 MYT 8:39:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 12, 2013 MYT 10:59:20 PM
Lahad Datu: Soldier dies in road accident while on supply run
By SHAUN HO
LAHAD DATU: A soldier has died after his vehicle crashed while transporting supplies to the area where security forces are battling Sulu gunmen in Ops Daulat on Tuesday.
Sabah police chief Datuk Hamza Taib said the soldier is believed to have lost control of the vehicle before it crashed. He sustained injuries and later died.
Hamza said another soldier was injured in the gunfight that killed Prebet Mohd Hurairah Ismail, 24 in Sungai Nyamuk, Lahad Datu.
The soldier is reported to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Mohd Hurairah's remains will be brought to his hometown in Bayu Lalang, Pasir Mas, Kelantan early Wednesday.