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7 killed in Malaysia bus-tanker collision

world Updated: Dec 11, 2007 10:57 IST
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Seven people were killed and 28 injured when a tour bus crashed into the back of a tanker carrying chemicals near Ipoh in northern Perak state on Tuesday morning.



The driver and co-driver of the bus as well as four passengers died on the spot and another victim died at the Ipoh Hospital, a police spokesperson said. All the victims had been taken to the Ipoh Hospital.

"The bus carrying 35 people was on its way from Kubang Pasu to Cameron Highlands when the accident occurred," the national news agency Bernama quoted the spokesperson as saying.

Preliminary investigation showed the bus experienced brake failure while descending the slope, he said.

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