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SIBU (JUNE 10): A motorcyclist was killed while his pillion rider was seriously injured after an explosive device they were carrying exploded on June 9th.

Lawrence Lujang, 23, died at the scene near a longhouse in Jalan Sungai Pidi in the district while his pillion rider, identified as Ching Lamba, 53, was seriously injured in the legs and thighs and taken to the Sarikei Hospital for treatment.

Deceased’s wife claiming his body at the scene

A statement read police received a call from the public at about 6.24 pm informing that a loud explosion was heard on the road leading to the Mandau longhouse in Bakong.

Meradong police chief DSP Sekam Anoi said, the case has been classified under Section 5 of the Explosives Act 1957 and preliminary information obtained found that the device carried by the two men was believed to be homemade and to be used to hunt animals in a nearby forest.

Meanwhile, investigations are still underway to identify the type and method used to make the explosive device.

The police take this act seriously as it did not only endanger themselves but also the public – BERNAMA

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