SEA Games bus crash: two Myanmar players injured

SEA Games bus crash: two Myanmar players injured

A bus ferrying Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) squash players were involved in an accident this morning, according to The Star.

Nobody was seriously hurt in the crash, which police said left eight Myanmar players and a Philippines coach with minor leg injuries.

The two buses in the accident were carrying 13 players from Thailand, five from the Philippines and 10 from Myanmar.

Masoc expressed regret that an accident occurred this morning which involved two buses carrying squash athletes and officials to their venue at KL Sports City.

"We are relieved to learn that some of the athletes and officials have been cleared to compete by their own team doctor after undergoing medical examination".

"There were two buses".

'We're putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play, ' said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.

The accident happened when one of the buses braked suddenly to avoid a vehicle that cut into its lane, and was hit from behind by the second bus, the statement added.

Philippines team manager Abad Santos said: "What happened was just unfortunate". We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. A Thai contingent was also travelling on the buses.

"Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we're still ready to play".

Today's squash matches - men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles - have been temporarily suspended.

The 2017 SEA Games, which ends on August 30, will see 4,900 athletes from Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Phillippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmmar, Singapore, Timor Leste and Vietnam taking part in 38 different sporting events. Last Thursday, the driver from Myanmar's women's football team was arrested for stealing a player's watch and for driving without a license.



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