THE STAR – A tour bus travelling from Johor to Kuala Lumpur caught fire in Selangor yesterday.
Exit lanes at the UPM toll plaza were temporarily closed following the incident.
Most of the road’s lanes are now open, except the left-most one, PLUS Malaysia Bhd (Plus) said in a statement.
Plus said the toll plaza was now opened after Plus and related parties had conducted further investigations and checks.
“However, the left lane of the toll plaza is still closed for repairs and maintenance work.
“At 6.20am, a tour bus with 40 passengers caught fire while exiting the UPM toll plaza, causing it to be temporarily closed.”
Earlier, Plus said a Fire and Rescue team from Serdang was immediately despatched after the blaze was reported.
The team managed to control the situation within a few minutes.
“Forty-four passengers and one driver escaped,” Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Hafisham Mohd Noor said.
No one was injured in the incident.