Thu01182018

LAST_UPDATEWed, 17 Jan 2018 11pm

Five In Family Wiped Out In Crash Involving Viva And Express Bus

JOHOR BAHRU  – Five members of a family were killed when the Perodua Viva car they were in was involved in a collision with an express bus nearby the Melayu Raya junction, Jalan Segamat, Labis, this afternoon.

 Bandar Baru Segamat Fire and Rescue chief Senior Assistant Superintendent Mohd Aizad Mamat said  a baby boy in the car escaped death.

"The boy was sent to the Segamat Hospital,” he told Bernama.

He said the occupants of the car, a man, a woman and three children – a boy and two girls – died at the scene.

Their identities were not available at the time of filing this report.

Mohd Aizad  said the department was alerted about the accident at  6.11 pm and rescuers arrived at the scene seven minutes later.

The  operation to extricate the victims ended at 7.18pm and all the bodies were sent to the same hospital, he said.

He added  the driver and passengers of the bus were not injured.

Meanwhile, Segamat police chief Supt Raub Selamat said initial investigations showed the Viva had gone out of control  into the opposite lane and collided with the oncoming bus.

He said the bus was on its way from Johor Bahru to Segamat when the mishap happened at 6.20pm.

He added that police were still trying to establish the identities of the victims.

-- BERNAMA