TAIPING – Two siblings lost their lives after an express bus rammed the vehicle they were travelling in, at KM203.5 North South Ecpressway, northbound near Hentian Sebelah Taiping today.
In the 4.35 am incident, R. Shankar Rao, 13, died at the scene while his brother R.Vijaydren Rao,16, passed away at Taiping Hospital.
District Police acting chief Supt Razlam Ab Hamid said the victims were in a Nissan Sentra driven by their stepfather.
“The car was heading to Sungai Petani, Kedah from Kuala Lumpur when a lorry brushed against it and forced the driver to stop in the middle of the expressway, before being hit by an express bus on the same lane,” he said in a statement here today.
Razlam said the car driver sustained minor injuries while his wife R.Komathi, 36, who was in the front passenger seat was seriously injured. The bus driver Wan Zam Zani Wan Samsudin, 53, escaped unharmed.
He said the driver of the lorry had not been identified. – BERNAMA