Singaporean woman dies in bus accident en route to Genting: Reports


SINGAPORE: A Singaporean woman died on Friday (Dec 7) after the bus she was in met with an accident en route to Malaysia’s Genting Highlands, Malaysian media reported.

Ms Serina Mat Idris, 27, died at the accident scene after she was thrown out from the upper deck of the bus, according to a report on Utusan Online.

A Bernama report said the bus had hit the back of a lorry at around 11.50am while travelling along a highway in Seremban in Negeri Sembilan. 

Seremban bus accident
The lorry that was hit by the bus in the accident in Seremban, Malaysia on Dec 7, 2018. (Photo: Bernama)

Five other people, including the bus driver and one person in the lorry, were injured in the accident. They were taken to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban. 

Ms Serina’s body was also taken to the hospital for a post-mortem.

Rescuers found the 44-year-old bus driver trapped in his seat and took about 10 minutes to free him, State Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said. 

Fifteen other bus passengers and the lorry driver escaped without injuries, he added. 

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