Johor bus crash: Another victim dies in fatal Christmas Eve

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 24 Dec 2016

MUAR: Another passenger in the express bus that skidded off a cliff near here has died, bringing the death toll to 14.

The victim was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at the Muar Hospital, said a spokesperson from the Johor Fire and Rescue Department on Saturday.

Those on board the ill-fated bus included Malaysians and foreigners from Singapore and Myanmar who were on their way to Kuala Lumpur from Johor Baru.

The crash occurred at 4am on Christmas Eve with 13 people initially reported dead and 17 others injured when the express bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged off a 6.09m cliff at Kampung Jayo, Jalan Kangkar-Senangah, Pagoh here.

Johor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Yusof Mohd Gunnos said 25 firemen from the Muar, Bukit Gambit and Yong Peng stations were deployed to the location after receiving the distress call at around 4am.

Mohd Yusof said initial investigation showed that the road surface was in good condition and it was not raining when the incident happened.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

No circular barring Kedah MB from attending Govt events, says Zahid
Melaka folk hope new CM will focus on reviving economy, end political drama
Kartina Tahir Thomson is first Malaysian to head UK's Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Six LRT Ampang Line stations closed from April 2, safety concerns cited
Witness in unilateral conversion case lodges police report over alleged harassment
Sabah MCA to take over Batu Sapi divisional matters until party branch elections in April
MCA president pays courtesy visit to CPC in Beijing
Three, including doctor and nurse, hurt in crash involving ambulance
Political situation in Melaka has nothing to do with other states, says Zahid
Nine held under Sosma over alleged smuggling of Filipino migrants

Others Also Read