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July 13, 2020

Express bus catches fire, 37 manage to escape unhurt

SIBU: Thirty-seven people on an express bus traveling from Mukah to Kuching escaped death when it caught fire near Kampung Jerok, Jalan Serian-Sri Aman, on Sunday (July 12) night.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Tiong Ling Hii said his department received a report on the incident at 8.18pm Sunday and immediately sent a team of firemen from the Serian fire station to the scene.

“The fire caused 90% damage to the bus. Fortunately, the 35 passengers and two drivers of the bus were safe and managed to escape,” he said.

“The fire was completely extinguished by 10.54pm,” Tiong siad, adding that the fire had started from the left rear wheel area of the bus.

 

Photo and news source: thestar.com.my

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