2 killed, 37 injured in bus-trailer accident in Rompin

The bus, with 37 passengers and two drivers, went out of control, hit a lorry and overturned on the side of the road early this morning. (Bernama pic)

ROMPIN: Two people were killed and 37 injured in an accident involving a bus and a trailer lorry on Jalan Kuantan-Segamat near the Bahau junction here, early today.

Rompin district police chief Nor Azman Yusof said the bus, carrying 37 passengers and two drivers, went out of control, hit the lorry laden with iron coils and overturned on the road at about 1.30am.

He said the bus was carrying teachers from Sekolah Kebangsaan Jeram Masjid Tanah, Melaka along with their children to Terengganu to attend an educational programme.

One teacher died on the spot, while the second driver, who has yet to be identified, died on the way to the hospital, Nor Azman added.

“Initial investigations found that the accident occurred when the bus driver lost control and collided with a trailer lorry before overturning on the roadside slope,” he told reporters at the scene.

The injured were taken to Muadzam Shah Hospital here and Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan.

Nor Azman appealed to eye-witnesses to provide information on the accident.


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