At least seven Bangladeshi workers were seriously injured after being hit by a speeding car while they were queuing to board a bus in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
The identities of the injured Bangladeshis could not be known immediately.
According to Malaysian national news agency BERNAMA, the accident took place around 8:45am at Jalan 5/1 Sepah Puteri, Section 5 of Kota Damansara in Kuala Lumpur.
The injured are highway construction workers, aged between 20 and 40. They 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, a food stall owner at nearby area, said the accident took place when a rapid KL bus stopped at the bus stop to pick up passengers while the car was seen crashing into the bus and several Bangladeshis.
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 to buy things as they were scheduled to fly home to Bangladesh on 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 treatment,’ he said in a statement.
An official of Bangladesh high commission’s labour wing told New Age that he was not aware of the incidence due to weekend.
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