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