GEORGE TOWN — At least eight people were killed and 33 others suataine injuries in a bus collision along the expressway in the Malaysian northern state of Penang on Tuesday morning, local newspaper New Straits Times reported.
The accident took place at around 5:30 am local time.
A bus ferrying Nepalese and Indonesian workers, had stopped on the left side of the road after an engine problem, while another bus, carrying 15 workers, failed to brake in time and rammed into the first bus pushing it to the right side of the road, NST quoted a police officer as saying.
It was reported that the stationary bus was carrying Indonesian and Nepalese workers from a Sony factory while the other bus was carrying workers from a Plexus factory.
Meanwhile, Nepali Embassy in Malaysia has informed that no Nepalis were hurt in the incident. The embassy said that the details of incident is yet to be ascertained.Follow @gorkhapost
Passenger bus falls from bridge, leaving 12 dead, injuring 46 in India’s Sitamadhi
PATNA — At least 12 people were killed and 46 others injured on Saturday after a passenger bus carrying them fell from a bridge in India’s eastern state of Bihar, officials said.
A bus carrying over 60 passengers fell off a bridge in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, about 130 kilometres north of state capital Patna, killing 12 persons on the spot on Saturday evening, local media reported.
The accident took place at around 6 pm on the National Highway 77 near Bhanaspatti village under Runnisaidpur area of the district. Police said the bus was heading to Aurai via Runnisaidpur from Muzaffarpur.
Reports said following the accident, some of the witnesses informed police who rushed to the spot along with health teams to carry out rescue operation.
Of the injured, 34 were admitted to the primary health centre (PHC) at Runnisaidpur while 12 were rushed to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur.Follow @gorkhapost