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Thursday September 5, 2013 MYT 11:17:14 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: A preliminary probe by a government committee investigating the Genting Highlands bus tragedy on Aug 21 has not been able to pinpoint the actual cause of the accident.
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the committee was not able to determine whether the accident was due to the driver’s fault, the bus structure itself, road conditions, the gradient, brakes or tyres.
The report of the probe has been presented to a Special Committee set up to investigate the crash by the Road Safety Department.
The worst-ever road disaster in the country claimed 37 lives and left 16 others injured.
The parties involved also showed a simulation of the accident at the meeting of the Special Committee set up to investigate the crash.
“Representatives of the Special Committee had met the management of Genting Berhad to discuss measures to improve road safety which touched on various aspects including bus operators,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters about the progress on the probe after he chaired a post-Cabinet meeting at the Defence Ministry here.
Hishammuddin said the discussions were held as the route to Genting Highlands was a private road under the management of Genting.
He said the Cabinet had also agreed to take proactive measures to raise the safety level at accident-prone areas throughout the country, in particular Genting Highlands and Simpang Pulai in Perak.
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