BAGAN SERAI: Three Myanmar nationals were killed, while seven were seriously injured and four others sustained minor injuries when the SUV they were travelling in skidded and crashed into a guardrail at KM190.6 North-South Expressway southbound near Semanggol early today. State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Supt Zakaria Abd Rahman said in the 7.34am incident, the passengers were travelling from Alor Pongsu southbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle before it crashed into the left guardrail. He said due to the impact, three passengers were thrown out the vehicle and fell off the highway bridge in Kampung Tebuk Panchor, Semanggol. They all died at the scene. Seven more passengers were seriously injured while four others sustained minor injuries and were sent to Taiping Hospital for treatment, while the bodies of three who were killed were sent to Parit Buntar Hospital for post-mortem, he said in a statement. The initial investigation found that all … [Read more...] about Three Myanmar nationals die in accident in Semanggol (Updated)
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With airfares skyrocketing for the Idul Fitri exodus in the coming two weeks, traveling by car will be the choice of many homebound holiday revelers, particularly those leaving for Central and East Java. A recent survey by the Transportation Ministry found that 14.9 million people living in Greater Jakarta will celebrate the post-Ramadan festival in their hometowns, with 4.3 million of them opting to drive and 4.5 million taking the bus. Learning from past years and in an attempt to improve services for homebound travelers, the government has decided to apply one-way traffic on the trans-Java toll road. The policy will be effective from May 30 to June 2, affecting more than 230 kilometers between Cikarang in Bekasi, West Java, and the West Brebes exit gate in Central Java. The same arrangement will be implemented for the return flow of traffic from June 8 to 10, beginning at Palimanan toll gate in Cirebon, West Java, to Cikarang. The one-way policy was chosen over other alternatives … [Read more...] about One-way exodus traffic
Truck breaks down, snarls traffic on EDSA Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Vehicles crawled along EDSA yesterday morning after a truck figured in an accident along Main Avenue in Quezon City. Bong Nebrija, traffic chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), said the truck slid after it lost its brakes, obstructing the flow of traffic on EDSA. Nebrija said the accident caused a traffic jam from Main Avenue to the Ortigas flyover as the truck occupied three lanes. Authorities said the truck hit a van and rammed 12 traffic barriers along the highway. No one was reported injured during the accident. MMDA personnel took more than one hour to remove the truck at the site. Roads closed for repair The MMDA closed last night several roads in the metropolis to allow for repairs of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Closed to motorists are … [Read more...] about Truck breaks down, snarls traffic on EDSA
By Lorne Cook The Associated Press Mon., May 13, 2019 BRUSSELS - Britain warned Monday that conflict might break out “by accident” amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with European Union powers backing the nuclear deal with the Islamic republic. The warning came as Saudi Arabia said that two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks Sunday that caused “significant damage” to the vessels, one of them as it was heading to pick up Saudi oil to take to the U.S. Washington has warned ships that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf region and said it was deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged threats from Tehran. “We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident, with an escalation that is unintended really … [Read more...] about Britain warns US-Iran conflict could break out ‘by accident’
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 SPRINGHILL, N.S.—A two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S., has left two New Brunswick women in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the accident happened on Highway 142 just after 6 p.m. The two women, aged 21 and 22, were occupants of a Mitsubishi RVR that collided with a Chevrolet Impala. The lone occupant of the Chevrolet, a 21-year-old man from Hants County, N.S., suffered non-life threatening injuries. A portion of the highway was closed for several hours while an RCMP traffic analyst was called to examine the scene. Article Continued Below The highway has since reopened. Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star Read more about: Nova Scotia , Halifax TOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER HEADLINES SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Three people injured in two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S.