Tour Bus Skids, 28 Escape Death
IPOH, Jul 27 – Twenty-seven passengers and the driver of a tour bus escaped death after it skidded at KM 19, Jalan Keramat Pulai here, Tuesday. In the 9am incident, the bus, believed on its way to Penang from Cameron Highlands, went out of control while descending a winding and hilly road. Perak Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief Supt Wan Jamil Wan Chik said the vehicle then overturned and careened into the opposite lane before landing in a drain on the side of the road.
Wan Jamil said the tour bus was carrying a 49-year old local woman and 26 foreign tourists, among others from France, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and Mexico. Due to the incident, he said, the driver, the local woman and 26 foreign tourists suffered minor injuries and were sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here.
Meanwhile, a witness who declined to be named, when met at the location, said he was on his way to Cameron Highlands when he saw the bus descending at a high speed. The 66-year old man said the accident happened just as I passed the location. I felt fortunate that I had passed the area. He added that he with several other passers-by had to smash the front mirror of the bus to bring out the passengers. — Bernama
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