ALOR GAJAH: A woman was killed and three passengers were injured after a bus travelling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur collided with a motorcycle on the North-South Expressway early Saturday (Jan 13) morning.
travelling from Singapore to KL crashes into motorcycle on highway :
The bus burst into flames after the crash at about 3.50am along the northbound side of the highway.
Alor Gajah District Police Chief Superintendent Arshad Abu said the 17-year-old girl, an Indian national, suffered burns and was pronounced dead while receiving treatment. Her body was sent to Melaka Hospital for a post-mortem.
He said an investigation found that the bus had crashed into the motorcycle, which was lying on the road, and dragged it for a few metres before the bus caught fire.
The motorcycle was on the road due to an earlier accident, when a 21-year-old motorcyclist lost control of his bike.
Three passengers in the back seat of the bus were trapped and suffered burns. The injured passengers are family members, with one of them a Singaporean, said the police chief.
The three passengers and the motorcyclist were taken to Alor Gajah Hospital for treatment.