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November 09, 2017 19:15 PM

Four Hurt In Express Bus-Timber Lorry Accident

LIPIS, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- Four passengers of Mutiaraexpress bus travelling from Kuala Lumpur to KotaBharu suffered light injuries when the bus crashed into the back ofa timber lorry at Kilometre 42 of Lipis-Merapoh Highway Centre Spine Road (CSR) here, early this morning.

Lipisdistrict police chief Supt Azry AkmarAyobsaidit was believed that the 1.45 a.m. accident was caused by the bus driver, who was sleepy.

"The 23-year-old bus driver knocked the right side of the timber lorry which was travelling from Jerantutto Gua Musangand caused four passengers in the front seats to sufferlight injuries.

"The injured passengers were sent to the LipisHospital while another 24 passengers including the co-driver who escaped unhurt were transferred to another bus and continued their journey," he said when contacted, here today.

AzryAkmaradded the bus driver from Tumpat, Kelantan and the timber lorry driver aged 59also escaped unhurt.

Due to the accident the bus was damaged at the front while the timber lorry was unaffected, he said.



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