14 on KL-Johor bus die in Christmas Eve crash

14 on KL-Johor bus die in Christmas Eve crash
PHOTO: The Star

MUAR - Another passenger in the express bus that skidded off a cliff near here has died, bringing the death toll to 14.

The victim was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at the Muar Hospital, said a spokesperson from the Johor Fire and Rescue Department on Saturday.

Those on board the ill-fated bus included Malaysians and foreigners from Singapore and Myanmar who were on their way to Kuala Lumpur from Johor Baru.

The crash occurred at 4am on Christmas Eve with 13 people initially reported dead and 17 others injured when the express bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged off a 6.09m cliff at Kampung Jayo, Jalan Kangkar-Senangah, Pagoh here.

Johor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Yusof Mohd Gunnos said 25 firemen from the Muar, Bukit Gambit and Yong Peng stations were deployed to the location after receiving the distress call at around 4am.

Mohd Yusof said initial investigation showed that the road surface was in good condition and it was not raining when the incident happened.

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14 on KL-Johor bus die in Christmas Eve crash

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    Burial of Nur Hazimah Binte Mustafa, 21, together with her mother Faridah Binte Tamron (not in picture), 63.

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    More than 100 relatives of three Singaporean women who died gathered at the Choa Chu Kang Muslim cemetery.

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    About 70 of their relatives, including Madam Faridah's son and another daughter, gathered under a scorching sun at around 1pm.

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    Top to bottom: Hamimah Binte Mammu, Faridah Binte Tamron, Nur Hazimah Binte Mustafa.

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    Sons and relatives of Mdm Hamimah Binte Mammu praying after burial.

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    Sons and relatives of Mdm Hamimah Binte Mammu praying after burial.

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    Three schoolmates of Nur Hazimah Binte Mustafa who were there to pray for their departed friend.

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    13 people including the bus driver were killed and 17 others injured when the express bus they were travelling in skidded and plunged off a 6.09m cliff in Muar, Johor on Dec 24, 2016.

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    Another victim was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital (HPSF) in Muar.

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    The incident took place at Kampung Jayo, Jalan Kangkar-Senangah, Pagoh near Muar at around 4am.

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    Johor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Yusof Mohd Gunnos said the bus was heading to Kuala Lumpur from Johor Baru.

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    He said 25 firemen from the Muar, Bukit Gambit and Yong Peng stations were deployed to the location after receiving the distress call at around 4am.

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    Mohd Yusof said initial investigation showed that the road surface was in good condition and it was not raining when the incident happened.

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    Family members of the victims at the Forensic Unit of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar.

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    Family members of the bus accident victims waiting outside the ward of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist hospital in Muar at 8.51pm on Dec 24 2016.

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    The list of the dead victims at the Forensic Unit of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist hospital in Muar.

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    The list of the dead victims at the Forensic Unit of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist hospital in Muar.

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    The bodies of the bus driver and his child being loaded into the hearse.

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    The bodies of the bus driver and his child being loaded into the hearse.

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    Businessman Yusof Sabda, 54, cousin of Singaporean victim Ms Hamimah Mammu.

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    Mr Steven Chong, 52, a representative of the Goldstar Exprese bus company. He said his company would help the families with the costs of bringing back the body, as well as insurance claims, but could not yet confirm whether it would be providing any other compensation to the families.

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    Body of Ms Au Poi Kiew being loaded onto the hearse.

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    Relatives of Ms Au Poi Kiew loading her body onto the hearse.

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    Muhd Haikal Bin Syed, (right, walking out) 23, NSF, and Muhd Shamir Bin Syed, (wiping eye) 21, ITE student, both sons of Ms Hamimah Mammu after looking at the body of their mother.

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    Mr Yusof, cousin of Ms Hamimah Mammu, waving at the hearse after the body of Ms Hamimah was loaded onto it.

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    Relatives of Ms Hamimah Mammu hugging after the body was loaded onto the hearse.

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    Entrance of Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar.

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