IPOH: Two people were killed and 36 injured when a double decker express bus crashed into a road divider along the Ipoh-Lumut Highway near Batu Gajah Perdana this morning.
The dead have been identified as a female passenger and the bus driver.
The bus, which was en route from Ipoh to Lumut, was carrying 37 passengers when the accident occurred at 5am.
“All the injured passengers were rushed to the Batu Gajah Hospital,” Batu Gajah fire station chief Mohd Jamaluddin Mat Yusop said when contacted.
Meanwhile, Batu Gajah Fire and Rescue Department chief of operations, Zainal Abidin Wok, said a distress call on the accident was received at 5.08am.
“The two victims were found dead at the location.
“Firefighters are in the process of carrying out a cleaning operation at the site,” he added.MORE TO COME © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd