Miros to look into cause of Genting crash

The Malaysian Institute of Safety Research (Miros) will investigate the cause of an accident in Genting Highlands yesterday that killed seven people, said Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook.

Loke said that Miros will examine the road system and the location of the accident to know if it poses a risk to the road users when the rented vehicle did not lend control while reaching the descent point. In a Bernama report, Loke also said that he has asked the Public Transport Authority (Apad) and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to investigate the transport company that provided the bus.

He said that the Miros report will be handed over to the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Public Works, which are in charge of road planning. “Miros is responsible for monitoring the safety of road conditions, and the findings of all agencies will be submitted to the Ministry of Public Works,” he told reporters in Putrajaya.

The accident involved a car that crashed on the Penang to Genting Highlands road at 1.15pm yesterday. The car was carrying 13 passengers and lost power as it went down before it hit a large object which severely damaged the front of the car.

Six people died, including the driver, who died instantly. The seventh victim, who was the pilot, died while being treated at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

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