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Mishap: 3 badly hurt

Published on: Friday, September 05, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Three passengers were seriously injured while six others sustained light injuries when the mini bus they were traveling in collided with an oil tanker-lorry at Sabindo opposite a Shell fuel station along the new Kota Kinabalu-Papar route, Thursday.

Both the 45-year-old local who was driving the mini bus and a 40-year-old local who was driving the oil tanker-lorry were heading the same direction from Papar to Kota Kinabalu.

It was learnt that the mini bus from Beaufort ferrying 10 passengers stopped at a road shoulder to drop off a passenger at Sabindo when the tanker-lorry driver lost control of the wheel and crashed onto the right side of the mini bus.

The impact caused both vehicles to fall into a drain and three passengers to be seriously injured.

They were later sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital II by ambulance.

Fortunately, the tanker-lorry was not ferrying any fuel at the time.

Both drivers escaped with no injuries.