ALOR GAJAH: An express bus passenger was killed and 20 others were injured in a road crash involving the bus and a trailer lorry at KM214 of the North South Expressway (south bound) early today.
Alor Gajah police chief Supt A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz identified the deceased as Zulhaswan Za’ba, 34, who died at the scene.
He said the injured were 19 passengers in the bus and the lorry driver, R. Selvaraju, 48.
They were sent to Melaka Hospital for treatment.
He said the express bus driver, Mohd Zakaria Mohd Salleh, 46, was not injured in the crash.
“The accident occurred at about 2am. Initial investigation found that the bus, which was from Kuala Lumpur and heading to the Larkin Sentral Bus Teminal in Johor, had crashed into the rear of the trailer, causing both vehicles to skid and veered to the left side of the road,” he said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, Alor Gajah Fire and Rescue Department operations commander PBK II Selomon Ismail said the station received a distress call at 1.53am and nine firemen were sent to the scene. -- BERNAMA