Melaka Govt officials sent to Pahang to help victims of bus-trailer crash

MELAKA – The Melaka Government dispatched officials to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Pahang and Muadzam Shah Hospital to help victims of an accident that occurred between a bus a trailer truck on Jalan Kuantan-Segamat, near Bahau Junction on Sunday (9 June).

Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ab Rauf has said that he has given the task of assisting hospitalized victims and their families to Datuk Hameed Mytheen, Abdul Hakim Abdul Wahid and Mohammad Ghazali Ahmad, the director of the state Education Department.

He said, “I also want to express my condolences for the two Masjid-Tanah teachers who have succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident,” on Sunday (9 June).

Ab Rauf stated that the deceased, Hamzah Ahmed, 60, and Hasnatul Adilah Hassan 48, were senior instructors of SK Jeram at Masjid Tanah.

He said that the “Melaka Religious Council” would arrange for the deceased’s funeral.

Ab Rauf stated that the state would continue to monitor victims’ progress from time to time.

Three people died in the 1am bus accident, when a bus with 39 passengers, two of whom were drivers, lost control and hit a lorry loaded with iron coils. The lorry then overturned.

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The bus took teachers and their children from SK Jeram to Terengganu for a benchmarking program.

The remaining 36 injured victims were treated at Muadzam Shah Hospitals, Rompin Hospitals, and Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospitals.

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