12 die in Plus highway horror
Submitted by francisnantha on Sunday, October 10th, 2010
REMBAU, Oct 10 (Bernama) -- Twelve people were killed and more than 40 others injured in an accident involving two buses, a van and three cars at KM223 of the North-South Highway near the Simpang Ampat toll plaza here today.
Police said in the 6.40pm tragedy, a bus heading towards Kuala Lumpur went out of control and flipped over to the southbound side of the highway.
He said it then was involved in collisions with a van and two cars before slamming into the side of a National Welfare Department bus.
Another car was also later involved in the pile-up but its occupants were unhurt. So far the victims have yet to be identified.
The dead and injured were sent to the Tampin Hospital, Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban and Malacca Hospital. The incident caused massive traffic snarls on both sides of the highway.