Monday, December 20, 2010

27 killed as tour bus overturns in Cameron Highlands

i think that we doesn't grieved enough for the previous bus's accident which killed the teenagers but now we need to face it again...Yup it can be considered lucky that only 3Malaysians involved but the rest still life that so precious...this is seriously the time that government need to urge any possible way to avoid such thing to happen in the future....Sorry for all the lost...May they rest in peace....~_~"

IPOH: Twenty-seven passengers of a tour bus were killed after the vehicle hit a divider and overturned on its way down from Cameron Highlands Monday.
Twenty-two died at the scene of the accident and five at the Raja Permaisuri hospital here. Another 10 injured were being treated at the hospital.
According to Perak state deputy CPO SAC Datuk Zakaria Yusof, the fatalies included three Malaysians and 24 Thai nationals, some of them children.
He said the bus had 37 passengers onboard, 34 of them Thai.
No other details of the victims are available yet.
The accident occured at KM15 of the Cameron Highlands-Simpang Pulai at 11.40am. The bus was heading to Kuala Lumpur from cameron Highlands.
It is learn that the excursion bus company is registered in Jitra.
SAC Datuk Zakaria said the cause of the accident could have been speeding or brake failure.

More to come

Major bus accidents in Malaysia in recent years:

Dec 17: Four prison officers killed after a Prisons Department bus plunged into a ravine along the hilly and winding Tambunan-Kota Kinabalu trunk road.

Oct 29: Seven passengers, aged between 13 and 28, killed after their bus skidded and overtured at KM38 Genting Sempah, while enroute to Kuala Lumpur. It was later revealed the driver of the bus had no valid driving licence.

Oct 10: Thirteen killed in bus crash along KM223 of the North-South Expressway (NSE), near the Simpang Ampat toll plaza.
Dec 25, 2009: Ten killed after a double-decker express bus skidded and hit a road divider at KM272.8 of the NSE, after the Ipoh Selatan toll plaza (northbound).

Dec 7, 2008: Ten dead after an express bus skided and overturned at KM146.5 of the NSE, near Pagoh, Johor.

Aug 13, 2007: One of the worst road crashes in Malaysian history claims 22 lives. The bus they victims were in crashed at KM229 of the NSE, near the Bukit Gantang rest area.

March 9, 2007: Six killed after an express bus plunged into a ravine at KM254, NSE, near the Sg Perak rest and recreation area.

July 30, 2006: Eleven pilgrims to the annual St Anne's Feast in Penang were killed when their chartered bus overturned at KM160.8 of the NSE, near the Jawi interchange at Nibong Tebal.

Nov 23, 2003: Fourteen killed when an express bus collides with another bus at KM63, Jalan Lipis-Merapoh near the Pahang-Kelantan border.

credit to : the star online

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