SEPANG: The factory bus involved in the accident near the MASkargo complex here last Sunday, which killed 12 people, was in good condition.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) OCPD Asst Comm Zulkifli Adamsah said this was revealed in a Puspakom report received on Friday.
“The factory bus was in a satisfactory state with no technical problems involving the brakes.
“The number of passengers in the bus was within the capacity limit, which is 44 people including the driver.
“Post-mortems on all victims found that they had died due to blunt impact to the chest,” he told reporters after handing over donations to 21 individuals in conjunction with the 212th Police Day celebration here yesterday.
ACP Zulkifli said the police were waiting for the bus driver’s blood test report to determine if he had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
He said police would also investigate claims that the bus was “racing” when the crash occurred.
In the 11.10pm accident last Sunday, a local bus driver and eight foreign workers were killed when the factory bus plunged into a 4m-deep monsoon drain near the MASkargo complex.
Two other workers died at Putrajaya Hospital and another died at Serdang Hospital. All those who died were employees of Mutiara Kayamas Sdn Bhd, a company supplying foreign workforce.
Zulkifli said the bodies of the 12 victims had been claimed by their families or embassies and sent to their home country. — Bernama