Rompin bus crash claims fourth victim

The death toll from the accident between a bus and trailer lorry that occurred on Jalan Kuantan – Segamat has now reached four.

DSP Nor Azman Yusof, the chief of the Rompin district Police DSP Nor Azman Yusof, confirmed the death Sunday (9 June), identifying the victim as Dahlia Ahmed, 52.

He said, “The victim passed away at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan at 9.30pm.”

The teacher, Hamzah Ahmad is the fourth fatality in the crash, after Hasnatul Adilah Hassan 48, deputy principal 1, Sekolah Kebangsaan Jeram (SK), Melaka, bus driver Hadi Idris Mad Asyraf 29, and the school operations assistant Hamzah Ahmed 60.

The bus carrying 39 passengers, including two drivers, overturned after losing control. It collided with a trailer that was transporting steel coils.

The passengers were mostly teachers and children from SK Jeram or Masjid Tanah.

Ten passengers still receive treatment in hospitals.

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