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Man killed as vehicle collides with express bus

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The badly damaged four-wheel-drive and express bus after the collision.

RANAU: An 50-year-old man was killed when his four-wheel-drive vehicle collided with an express bus at Km 142, Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan Road, near Kampung Sagindai on Monday.

Mangsa R. Ramesh died at the scene due to severe head and body injuries in the 10.15pm incident on September 16.

Ranau police chief DSP Mohd Shahrul Abdul Wahab said the express bus, carrying 42 people, including the driver, was heading to Sandakan from Kota Kinabalu.

“Police believe the victim may have lost control of his vehicle before it rammed into the express bus head-on.

“The express bus driver, 29, only sustained a minor injury while all 41 passengers escaped unhurt,” said Mohd Shahrul.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.