Thursday, 15 January 2015

Seven passengers burnt to death, 22 others injured in bus crash near Tapah

Preliminary investigations found that the accident took place when the bus hit into the tyre of a lorry which was in the middle of the road.

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven passengers of a bus burnt to death while 22 others injured in an accident which caused the vehicle to burn at Kilometer 326.3 of the North-South Highway (PLUS) near the Tapah exit.

The 1.15am accident which was confirmed by Tapah OCPD, Superintendan Somsak Din Keliaw took place when the bus with a capacity of 30 passengers was heading to Genting Highlands from Kuala Kurau, Parit Buntar.

Preliminary investigations found that the accident took place when the bus hit into the tyre of a lorry which was in the middle of the road.

It later caused the vehicle to skid to the left before crashing into a Daihatsu Charade parked at the shoulder of the road bursting into flames.

The owner of the Charade was believed to have stopped his car to move the tyre, however was unable to do so in time. 

- Source: Astro Awani 

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