One dead, 13 hurt in three-vehicle crash in Malaysia

One person was killed and 13 others injured in a three-vehicle accident on Malaysia's North-South Expressway near Gopeng, Perak, yesterday morning. According to The Star newspaper, a spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Department said a double-decker b
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One person was killed and 13 others injured in a three-vehicle accident on Malaysia's North-South Expressway near Gopeng, Perak, yesterday morning. According to The Star newspaper, a spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Department said a double-decker bus from Five Stars Express is believed to have rammed into the back of a trailer transporting paper. The bus was also hit in the rear when a container lorry travelling behind it could not stop in time. Among the victims were 12 Malaysian passengers in the express bus, which is believed to have been travelling from Singapore to Ipoh, said Mr S. Ganeson, head of operations for the Simpang Pulai Fire and Rescue Department, reported national news agency Bernama. The spokesman quoted by The Star said: "Rescuers who arrived at the scene after receiving a distress call at about 5.40am on Wednesday found the three male and nine female passengers still inside the bus with serious injuries." He added: "The bus driver managed to pull himself out of the wreckage." According to Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, those who were injured were all taken to hospital, but one of them died later.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2017, with the headline 'One dead, 13 hurt in three-vehicle crash in Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe