A 10-year-old boy was killed in an accident involving a tanker truck and a bus at Bandar Chaah this morning (15 Jul).
According to the Chief Operation Officer of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Labis, Senior Fire Officer (SFO) Hairishah Wahid, they received an emergency call about the incident at 7:13 am, as reported by Kosmo!.
“In the accident at around 7:10 am this morning, a 10-year-old boy was confirmed dead while receiving treatment at a nearby Ministry of Health clinic.
“According to preliminary reports, the accident involved a Hino bus carrying three passengers. The bus is believed to have just exited a junction near a traffic light when it was hit in the middle by a tanker truck coming from Chaah towards Yong Peng.
“A 45-year-old female passenger suffered a broken right leg, who is also the mother of the deceased child,” he said when interviewed at the scene of the incident today.
Hairishah added that another female bus passenger, aged 23, experienced chest pain and difficulty breathing due to the impact of the bus collision during the accident.
“Both the trailer and bus drivers, aged 65 and 62 respectively, suffered severe head injuries. The deceased child victim, who was successfully extricated from the vehicle, suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead by the Ministry of Health medical team shortly after receiving treatment,” he said.
The operation was conducted by a team of 14 officers and members with equipment from the Labis Fire and Rescue Station, assisted by the Yong Peng Fire and Rescue Station, who were deployed to the scene.
Hairishah said the victim’s body was then handed over to the police for further action, and the operation was concluded at approximately 9:03 am.