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PENDANG – A tour bus crashed into a highway maintenance team lorry on Thursday morning, leaving one person dead and two others seriously injured.

Pendang district police chief Deputy Supt Fadzil Hashim said the incident took place at about 6.15am at KM65.5 of the North-South Expressway near here.

It is understood that the lorry was travelling slowly in the left-most lane of the highway when it was rear-ended by the bus.

“One person, who was seated in the back of the lorry, died on the spot, while two others, including the driver, sustained severe injuries,” DSP Fadzil said.

The two injured individuals were sent to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for treatment while the body was sent for a post-mortem at the same hospital.

DSP Fadzil added that all 28 passengers and the driver of the tour bus escaped unhurt. – The Star Online

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