Aftermat h: Victims lying down as they await treatment along the North-South Expressway.
BATU PAHAT: Three passengers were killed and at least 14 injured when the express bus they were travelling on crashed along the North-South Expressway.
The bus, headed to Johor from Kuala Lumpur with 17 passengers, was said to have been out of control and crashed into a railing at about 2pm yesterday before landing on its side.
Those killed were two men and a 10-year-old boy, while half of the 14 injured passengers suffered serious injuries.
A passenger from the Philippines, identified as Ruby, 27, said she was sleeping when the crash occurred.
“It was chaotic, people and things were everywhere. Luckily, I fell out of the bus through the broken side window when it skidded. Otherwise, something worse could have happened,” she said when met at the casualty ward of the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital here.
Ruby, who works in Johor Baru, said she was heading back to the state after visiting her cousin in Kuala Lumpur.
Motorist Amil Ibrahim, 41, said he was driving to Yong Peng from Kuala Lumpur when he saw the crashed bus.
He said he managed to help some of the injured by giving them first aid.
“Many were crying,” he said after sending a 22-year-old victim to the hospital.
Amil added that many passers-by stopped to help the victims.