A group of 20 factory workers were horrified after the factory bus they were riding in burst into flames.
A video of the incident has since gone viral online, showing thick smoke billowing out of the bus as terrified workers ran away from its path. The bus then went on hitting a Perodua Kancil before crashing into a store on the other side of the road.
According to Harian Metro, South Klang district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Cha Hoong Fong said the incident took place at 6:20 pm on Sunday (16 July) in Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Selangor.
“Preliminary investigations showed that the bus was making its way to Port Klang to drop off the workers.”
“Upon reaching Persiaran Raja Muda Musa near Port Klang (towards Jalan Kem), smoke suddenly emerged from the bus’ gears,” he said.
Cha said the 30-year-old driver then stopped the vehicle by the roadside and told the workers to get off.
However, the bus suddenly started moving on its own and hitting the rear of a Perodua Kancil before crashing its way into a store.
Assistant Director of Operations of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) Selangor Hafisham Mohd Noor said that 6 firefighters including an officer and personnel from the Port Klang Fire and Rescue Department of Port Klang were dispatched to the location.
Hafisham added that the bus was about 40% damaged as a result of the fire.
Fortunately, all the workers, including the driver, managed to escape death without any injuries.