Friday, August 23, 2013

Bas Jatuh Gaung Di Genting Highlands : Kenyataan SPAD dan Polis Pahang Bercanggah

GENTING BUS TRAGEDY UPDATE:Police to record statement of bus owner

KUANTAN: The owner of Genting Transport Sdn Bhd will have his statement recorded by police regarding its stage bus which plunged into a ravine in Genting Highlands on Wednesday, killing 37 people and injuring 16 others.

Pahang police chief Datuk Sharifuddin Ab Ghani said they had identified the owner of the Kuala Lumpur-registered bus operator and would get his statement including on claims that the ill-fated bus was overloaded.
He said initial investigation showed that the bus was ferrying 52 people, which was more than the 49 maximum number allowed.
However, he said police did not want to make early speculation and would find the reason that had caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. 

Read more: GENTING BUS TRAGEDY UPDATE:Police to record statement of bus owner - Latest - New Straits Times 

GENTING BUS TRAGEDY UPDATE: Bus not overloaded: Syed Hamid

Meanwhile, Syed Hamid said the bus was not overloaded as claimed by certain quarters adding that it had a seating capacity of 45 and 20 for standing.
“The bus at the time of the incident was not overloaded (it was ferrying 53 passengers), according to the conditions of the (vehicle) license (permit).”

Read more: GENTING BUS TRAGEDY UPDATE: Bus not overloaded: Syed Hamid - Latest - New Straits Times