7 Singaporeans hurt in Karak highway crash

Rescue personnel inspecting the scene of the accident, in which several Singaporeans were injured.

GOMBAK, Malaysia - A four-vehicle pile up involving two express buses, a trailer and a car held up traffic for two hours on the Karak Highway.

Thirteen people, including a couple in the car, were injured in the accident which occurred at about 4pm at KM31.5 of the highway, heading to Kuala Lumpur.

7 Singaporeans were reportedly injured in the crash.

There were no casualties and the injured were sent to the Selayang and Kuala Lumpur hospitals.

There were 38 passengers in the two buses.

An emergency call was recorded at 3.49pm and the first fire engine arrived at 4.30pm, said Bandar Baru Selayang Fire and Rescue station chief Azrul Khairi Abu Bakar in a statement.

He said rescue personnel brought out the victims from the bus in 15 minutes.

It is believed that the accident was caused by the bus that failed to stop and rammed into the back of another bus.

The second bus, in turn, hit the back of the trailer which it was following.

The car, a Honda City, failed to avoid the middle bus and lost control, ending up on its side on the right lane.