Ten dead after factory bus plunges into monsoon drain near KLIA


A picture of the bus in the drain taken from the Info Kemalangan Jalan Raya (Road Accident Information) Facebook page.

SEPANG: Ten people were killed as the factory bus they were in plunged into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, KL International Airport here Sunday (April 7).

Eight foreigners and a local bus driver were killed at the scene while another foreigner died while receiving treatment at Serdang Hospital following the 11.10pm incident.

KLIA OCPD Asst Comm Zulkifli Adamshah said the bus was carrying 43 passengers, who were MAS Kargo contract workers.

It is learnt that the bus was coming from Nilai, Negri Sembilan, and heading to the passengers' place of work when the incident occurred.

So far, it is believed the driver lost control of the vehicle before the bus plunged into the drain.

The remaining 34 passengers were sent to several hospitals, including Kajang, Serdang and Putrajaya hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

Fire and Rescue Department personnel took about an hour to reach the victims as they had to cut through several parts of the bus. 

 

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