Speeding may have caused it, say cops

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  • Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016

JOHOR BARU: Police have not ruled out speeding as the cause of the express bus crash that killed 14 passengers and injured 16 others on Christmas Eve near Pagoh in Muar.

Johor deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said there were no tyre stretch marks found at the spot where the bus plunged into a 10m ravine.

Neither were other vehicles involved in the tragedy, added SAC Mohd Zakaria.

“We will conduct comprehensive investigations together with other relevant agencies,” he told repor­ters after attending the Johor police contingent monthly assembly at the state police headquarters here yesterday.

The agencies are the Road Transport Department, Public Works Department, Land Public Transport Commission and Malay­sian Highway Authority.

SAC Mohd Zakaria urged moto­rists and heavy vehicle drivers to drive within the permitted speed limit to avoid fatal accidents.

The bus was heading from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur when the crash took place.

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