Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012 MYT 5:15:00 PM
Four family members and two others killed in car-bus crash
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI
KEMAMAN: Four family members as well as two friends died in a head on collision between their Perodua Viva and an express bus near SK Meraga Beras at KM129.5 here.
The victims were on their way from Kemaman to Kuala Terengganu when the incident occurred at about 4.30am on Wednesday.
It is learnt the victims' car went into the opposite lane before colliding with the express bus.
The express bus, driven by Mohd Khalid Mamat, 47, were from Kota Baru, Kelantan, was carrying 23 passengers.
It is learnt the bus driver managed to stop the bus but it was too late to prevent the collision, which led to the car being dragged a few metres.
The Perodua Viva's driver Khairudi Omar, 31, and his disabled friend Wan Alpisar Wan Abd Kadir, 43, died on the spot along with four others in the car. The other victims were Noran Ali, 39, and her three daughters- Nur Syazleen Norizan, 10, Nur Syardiena Afzan, 9, and Nur Khairatul Najihah, 14.
Meanwhile, Noran's two other daughters Nursakinah, 17 and Nursyafura, 13, were in critical conditions, were sent to Kemaman Hospital before being transferred to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan, Pahang.
All victims are from Kampung Bukit Mentuk, Kemaman except for Wan Alpisar, who was from Kampung Gong Pauh, Kemaman.
Kemaman deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Abdul Malek Hakim Johar said initial investigations revealed the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the car but it was too late.
"All bodies have been sent to Kemaman Hospital for post-mortem," he said.
All bodies have been claimed by their respective families for immediate burial at about 1pm.