Sunday, June 16, 2013
Traffic towards Batu Ferringhi here came to a grinding halt after an uprooted tree at the Pantai Miami corner fell on the front portion of a tour bus.
No one was reported to be hurt in the 11pm incident as the passengers in the bus were evacuated immediately.
The incident blocked the dual-carriageway and caused massive jam.
At press time, the authorities are frantically trying to cut up the tree trunk using cranes and chainsaws.
Bagan Jermal Fire and Rescue Department chief Ravi Arunasalam said a crane has been despatched to the site.
"Currently all traffic to and from Batu Ferringhi has been stopped until the tree is cleared,