Bus driver dies in accident with two lorries, 31 passengers unhurt

IPOH: An express bus driver was killed, a passenger was injured, while 31 others escaped unhurt in an accident involving a bus and two lorries at the East-West Highway near Gerik here early today.

According to Perak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman, they received the distress call about the accident involving the express bus with a lorry carrying sawdust and a trailer lorry laden with iron loop wires.

“During the incident, the bus, which was heading to Kelantan, collided head-on with the lorry before crashing into the trailer,” he said when contacted today.

“The 37-year-old bus driver died on the spot, and only one female passenger sustained injury,” he said, adding that the remaining 31 passengers of the bus were unhurt.

The drivers of both lorries also escaped without injuries. — Bernama

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