Five injured as express bus crashes into trailer on NSE


IPOH: Five individuals, including two women, were injured when the express bus they were travelling in crashed into the back of a trailer at KM290 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) near here, early Friday (May 31).

Perak Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Sabarodzi Nor Ahmad said the department received a call at 5.16am before a team each from the Simpang Pulai and Gopeng Fire and Rescue Stations rushed to the scene of the incident.

"The accident caused the bus driver to be stuck in the vehicle and four passengers were injured. The bus carrying 26 passengers was believed to be heading south," he said in a statement on Friday.

Sabarodzi said firemen removed the trapped victims and gave initial treatment to the injured before they were sent to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

According to him, the uninjured victims were sent to their destination using another express bus and the operation ended at 6.45am.- Bernama

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