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Six die in bus crash

RAWANG, 13 April 2009: Five passengers and the driver of an express bus died while two others were injured after the bus skidded, hit the divider and overturned at Km443 of the North-South Expressway near here this morning.

Police said the accident occurred at about 5.30am after the double-decker bus, carrying 34 passengers from Changlun, Kedah, went out of control.

The dead were Muhamad Ismail, 27, of Kampung Lubuk Batu, Jitra; Mohamad

Fauzi Awang, 57, Kampung Siam, Alor Setar; Md Jaheer Mohamad, 33, Kodiang; Mohd Yusril Zakaria, 27, Kuala Muda, Kedah; C Magentharan, 26, Kelang; and bus driver Zulkhibri Md Saad, 35, of Kubang Ulu, Bukit Mertajam.

All the dead and the injured were sent to the Sungai Buluh Hospital.

The accident caused a traffic jam this morning on the highway. — Bernama

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2 Responses to “Six die in bus crash”

  1. Kong ml says:

    My sympathy to the families of those who passed on.

    My question is, was the double-decker bus properly approved for road worthiness? Who is in charge of this approval?

  2. rizal says:

    How on earth was this double decker bus allowed on the expressway? In terms of the safety of this type of bus, it’s questionable. Please, JPJ limit the bus speed according to your own sticker…..all buses must be fixed with speed cut-off mechanism.

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