Two buses carrying 28 SEA Games athletes were involved in a collision en route to the KL Sports City in Bukit Jalil, earlier today.
The incident occurred this morning, when a motorcycle swerved in front of one of the buses, forcing the driver to hit the brakes suddenly. Unfortunately, the second bus wasn’t able to brake in time and ended up crashing into the first bus from the back.
All the athletes (13 from Thailand, 10 from Myanmar and 5 from the Philippines) were then ferried to the venue via replacement buses.
As a result of the unfortunate incident, Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) officially postponed all squash fixtures that were slated to take place in the morning.
“All matches this morning have been suspended. An urgent Team Managers’ meeting is being convened at 2.00 PM to discuss the way forward and agree on a revised competition schedule. It is expected that matches that do not involve any affected athletes will move proceed, with all Team Managers agreement, starting from 3.00 PM today,” MASOC Sports & Technical Committee’s Dato’ Low Beng Choo said, via a statement.