2 die, 36 injured after bus rams into divider

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IPOH: Two people were killed and 36 injured in an accident involving a double-decker express bus on the Ipoh-Lumut Highway near Batu Gajah Perdana, about 35 kilometres from here early today.

Batu Gajah Fire Station chief Mohd Jamaluddin Mat Yusop said the accident occurred about 5am when the bus carrying 37 passengers rammed into the road divider.

“Based on initial information, the victims who died were the bus driver and a female passenger.

“All the injured passengers were bought to the Batu Gajah Hospital,” he said when contacted.