Three Refugees Killed in Malaysia Crash
14 Oct 2010 – SEREMBAN: At least twelve people including three Burmese refugees were killed on Sunday in one of the most horrific road accident in Malaysia.
The three refugees are identified as Pau Khaw Tual, 29; Kam Khaw Tual, 18 and Cin Phwa Tuang, age unidentified.
Another 45 people were also injured in the accident which involved two buses, two passenger cars, one van and one motorcycle on 7.45 pm, 10 October, near Simpang Ampat, at Negeri Sembilan State, in the southern part of Malaysia.
The tragedy happened when a north-bound express bus crashed through the guardrail and ploughed into five vehicles heading from the opposite direction of the North South Expressway.
Witnesses said the express bus crashed into the rear of a car before the driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed through the guardrail and onto the path of an oncoming bus, two cars and a motorcycle.
The impact caused the express bus to flip onto its side. The bus driver and motorcyclist were among the casualties. The oncoming bus belonged to the Welfare Department.
Rescue operation was conducted by paramedic from several hospitals, Department of Fire and Rescue, police and Civil Defense Department.
The Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha has ordered an immediate probe into the accident.