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21 December 2010 :: 13:12:03 pm 47999

28 die in bus crash horror: Bodies strewn on road in Malaysia

Three Malaysians and 25 Thais were killed in the country's worst road accident when an express bus they were travelling in overturned and crashed into a rocky slope along the Simpang Pulai-Kampung Raja road.
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The double-decker bus had 37 people on board when it was heading down from Cameron Highlands.
At 11.40am, it breached a concrete divider, rolled over a couple of times and crashed roof side into a rocky slope before coming to a halt on its side in a monsoon drain at the foot of the slope.

The bodies of some of the dead body of the victims were strewn on the road, with some of their body parts mutilated due to the impact. The roof of the double-decker bus was partially torn from its body with the upper deck’s floor pressing down on passengers seated on in the lower deck. It took about three hours for the over 100 rescue team members from various agencies to retrieve the deceased dead and those seriously injured.

According to Asia one news, the  police chief Datuk Zakaria Yusuf, said 22 out of the 28 victims died on the spot while the rest succumbed to their injuries either on the way to or after being admitted to Ipoh Hospital.

The official said, at that time they could not ascertain the cause of the accident but police suspect that it could have been caused by a technical problem or speeding. He also said the impact had been great to have caused so many fatalities.

Zakaria said the first team of firemen and policemen reached the scene around noon, about 20 minutes after the accident. The three Malaysians who died on the spot were the bus driver of the bus, the assistant bus driver and a tour guide.

All of them are employees of San Express Holiday Sdn Bhd based in Jitra, Kedah which is also the owner of the double-decker express bus based in Jitra, Kedah. Both side of the road were blocked 4pm, after which vehicles coming down from Cameron Highlands were allowed to pass.

The victims were


1. Omar Shahidan, 48 (Malaysian driver)
2. Charcart Knagsuwan, 48
3. Pooporn Poolsaeng, 41
4. Sumruay Swatphet, 48
5. Pongtanet Akararachewwanont, 45
6. Thitisak Pongtanarat, 51
7. Ekachai Na Ban Chang, 64
8. Phayong Kruajinli , 49 9. Weera Chuntranwaggn (no age)
10. Soontorn Kian Wai, 38 (Thai Malaysian, tourist guide)


11. Thanyarat Poolsang, 36
12. Nutthiya Inyim, 50
13, Puthinaree Akkrarachewannot, 42
14. Suchannida Chai-Euah, 40 
15. Sriwai Swatphet, 42 
16. Prinya Prassakul Chai, 48
17. Chutima Throukool, 25
18. Junpen Pongthanarat, 50 
19. Matana Phromduang, 51
20. Ampaiwan Thiangtham, 50
21. Maliwan Mekmahhprom, 53
22. Achara Wiwat, 36
23. Isariya Thiangtham, 25
24. Areena Somgserm (no age)
25. Natkritta Poolsaeng, 6
26. Rung Da,40
27. Darunee Songsern (no age).
28.Thai [Unknown]

Most Horrific Bus Accident In Malaysia’s History

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) — The bus accident, which occurred at 11.40am at Jalan Cameron Highlands-Simpang Pulai and claimed 27 lives Monday, is the most horrific bus accident in Malaysian history.

Prior to this, the worst bus accident was reported to have occurred on Aug 13, 2007, at KM229 of the North-South Expressway in Bukit Gantang, where 20 people died and nine others sustained injuries.

Here is a list of the major bus accidents this year, excluding the one that occurred Monday morning.

Dec 16 – Four Tawau Prison Department staff were killed when the department’s bus plunged into a ravine in Kampung Moyog, 35 kilometres from Penampang, near Kota Kinabalu.

Dec 14 – Fourteen factory workers were injured when the bus they were travelling in skidded and overturned at KM 156.2 of the North-South Expressway near Nibong Tebal, Penang after hitting a trailer lorry which also plunged into a ditch.

Dec 11 – Three students from Mara Skills Institute in Jasin, Melaka sustained severe injuries when the bus they were travelling in skidded and overturned at KM 304.5 of the North-South Expressway near Gopeng, Perak.

Nov 4 – One person was killed, while two others were seriously injured after an express bus skidded and overturned into an irrigation canal at Kampung Sungai Miang, at KM 20 Jalan Pekan-Nenasi, Pahang.

Oct 29 – Seven passengers were killed, while 39 others were injured in a bus accident at KM 36 of Karak Expressway heading to Kuala Lumpur.

Oct 10 – Thirteen passengers were killed, while 40 others were injured in a bus accident at KM 223 of the North-South Expressway near Simpang Ampat-Rembau toll plaza.

Sept 2 – Eighteen people were injured when a tour bus skidded and overturned at KM 35.1 of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway.

Aug 27 – An express bus driver was killed, three passengers seriously injured, while six others escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were travelling in met with an accident at KM 306.2 of the North-South Expressway.

April 17 – A passenger suffered a broken rib, while six others sustained minor injuries when an express bus heading to Kuala Lumpur from Johor Baharu skidded at KM32 North-South Expressway, near Kulai Jaya.

March 20 – Forty passengers of an express bus cheated death when the bus skidded and plunged into an irrigation canal at KM 42 Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman.

Feb 4 – Fifteen express bus passengers heading to Kuala Lumpur cheated death when the bus crashed into two other vehicles at Sungai Dua toll plaza, Penang.

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