7 Bangladeshi Migrants Injured in Malaysia

At least seven Bangladeshi workers were seriously injured after being hit by a speeding car while they were queuing to board a bus at area in Malaysian capital on Saturday.

The identities of the insured Bangladeshis were yet to be known immediately.

According to Malaysian national news agency BERNAMA, the accident took place at 8.45am at Jalan 5/1 Sepah Puteri, Section 5, Kota Damansara of the capital city.

The victims who were highway construction workers, aged 20s to 40s, were queuing to board the bus and suddenly a car, driven by a local resident, ploughed into them.

BERNAMA quoted a witness Bahari Sitam, 58, who is also a food stall owner at nearby area, he was aware of the incident after hearing a loud bang.

‘A Rapid KL bus stopped at the bus stop to pick up passengers before the car was seen crashing into the bus and several Bangladeshis at the scene.

‘What I heard was the driver of the car was speeding and believed to be playing with his phone before he tried to avoid the bus but failed to do so and crashed into the victims and the bus instead, he told reporters on Saturday.

He added that he was informed by a friend of the victims, who was also a Bangladeshi, that they were planning to go to the capital this morning to buy things as they were scheduled to fly home to Bangladesh tomorrow (Sunday) night.

Meanwhile, Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said the accident occurred when the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle after swerving to avoid the stationary bus.

‘All victims including the car driver who suffered minor injuries were sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for further treatment,’ he said in a statement.


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