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Close call for bus passengers

Published on: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sandakan: A bus filled with passengers was almost crushed by a tree while coming down from a slope near a road heading to Jalan Buli Sim-Sim, here on Wednesday.

The bus driver, Abdul Wahab, 59, said it was a close call as they just passed the area and managed to avoid danger fast in time.

He said the distance of the tree and the bus was about seven metres.

Civil Defence Department officer here, Ahmad Roslan Mohd Kamel said they received a distress call at 12.25pm and dispatched eight personnel with two vehicles to chop and remove the tree.

He said the route was temporarily closed until the cleaning work was completed at 3pm.

He said no casualties were reported but caused traffic jam for about one kilometre.