LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 6pm

12 Injured In Express Bus Accident Near Gerik

IPOH -- Twelve people, including an infant, were injured after an express bus skidded while attempting to avoid hitting an oncoming Perodua Myvi car  at Km 24 of Jalan Raya Timur Barat Gerik-Jeli, about 150 kilometres from here, today.

Gerik Fire and Rescue Department chief Azizul Asawad Asaris said the incident occurred about 3.40 pm and the bus was carrying 29 passengers from Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Perlis.

“However, the exact number of those injured has yet to be ascertained as rescue efforts are still in progress.

“Details on the injured victims have also yet to be obtained,” he said when contacted by Bernama here.

Azizul Asawad said the department was alerted to the incident at 3.48 pm and 12 firemen in two fire engines and an Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) ambulance were rushed to the scene.

The injured victims were taken to the Gerik Hospital for further treatment, he added.