14 hurt in three-vehicle accident

FOURTEEN people, including 12 passengers of a double-decker express bus were injured in a three-vehicle accident at Km294.7 of the North-South Expressway near Gopeng early today.

Simpang Pulai Fire and Rescue Station head of operation S.Ganeson said the accident, which occurred about 5.30am, involved an express bus, a container lorry and another lorry transporting paper loads.

He said the bus, which was carrying 12 passengers, was believed to be travelling from Singapore to Ipoh.

“We received a call about the accident at 5.41am before 12 fire personnel from the Simpang Pulai and Gopeng stations were rushed to the scene,” he said in Ipoh today.

Upon arrival at the scene, Ganeson said the rescue team found 12 passengers of the bus and its driver injured while the driver of the container lorry was also injured,” he said, adding that the driver of the second lorry escaped unhurt.

All the injured people were taken to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for treatment and the rescue operation ceased at 7.21am. – Bernama, December 6, 2017.

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