3 killed, 14 injured in Malaysia highway crash involving Singapore-bound bus

By On September 09, 2018

3 killed, 14 injured in Malaysia highway crash involving Singapore-bound bus

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The bus was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore when the accident happened at about 1.30am on the North-South Expressway.
The bus was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore when the accident happened at about 1.30am on the North-South Expressway.
Three people, a bus driver and two passengers, were killed and three others injured in the accident.
Three people, a bus driver and two passengers, were killed and three others injured in the accident.
Published3 hours agoUpdated30 min ago

TANGKAK - Three people were k illed and 14 others injured after a bus lost control and crashed into a hauler truck on a Malaysian highway in the early hours of Sunday (Sept 9), China Press newspaper reported.

The bus, carrying 25 passengers and two drivers, was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore when the tragic accident happened at about 1.30am on the North-South Expressway.

It is understood that the bus is operated by Grassland Express, evening dailies Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao said.

China Press reported that the truck was transporting steel rods when the bus rear-ended it at high-speed, causing the rods to pierce through the windscreen and left flank of the bus.

One of the victims, a 25-year-old woman identified as Lai Wenqing by the evening dailies, was a Malaysian citizen but holds Singapore permanent residency.

Shin Min and Wanbao later reported that Lai worked at a tech company in Singapore and was originally from Kulai, Johor.

Wanbao said the woman's family rushed to a hospital in Muar after receiving news of her death. They have declined all media queries.

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The identities of the other two victims, a 61-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, both Chinese Malaysians, remain unknown.

All three victims were flung out of the bus upon impact of the collision and it is understood that Lai died on the spot.

According to Wanbao, three members of a Singaporean family of four were among the injured. The family, which was travelling with their Indonesian maid, has reportedly said that they are unwilling to take another Grassland-operated bus back to Singapore after the accident.

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