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Badminton champion Kento Momota hurt in crash on Maju Expressway; driver killed

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a person holding a sign: Momota won the Malaysia Masters at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil last night. Photo by Eizairi Shamsudin. © Provided by New Straits Times Momota won the Malaysia Masters at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil last night. Photo by Eizairi Shamsudin.

KUALA LUMPUR: One person was killed, and four badminton players, including World Number 1 Japanese shuttler Kento Momota, were injured in a crash on the Maju Expressway (Mex Highway) here, this morning.

The deceased was the driver of the van in which Momota and his fellow shuttlers were travelling, according to a Bernama alert.

The KL Fire and Rescue Department is currently at the scene.

Momota was in KL for the Malaysia Masters tournament, which he handily won last night.

More to come

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