SEBERANG PRAI: At least eight factory workers have died and 33 more injured in an accident involving two factory buses here this morning.
The 5.30am incident occurred near the Juru northbound toll plaza on the North South Expressway (NSE).
Seberang Prai Tengah police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid confirmed the incident.
He said one of the buses, which was ferrying Indonesian and Nepalase workers, had stopped on the left side of the road after encountering an engine problem.
“Another bus, carrying 15 workers, failed to brake in time and rammed into the first bus, pushing it to the right side of the road.
“Eight people have died so far. A total of 23 people sustained serious injuries and another 10 suffered minor injuries,” he told the New Straits Times today.
He said a total of 43 victims were involved in the accident, and that all of the deceased were women.