The bus driver involved in a freak accident that killed a policeman along Sarikei-Sibu road yesterday had been detained by police.

Police in Sibu confirmed the fatal accident, saying they have detained the bus drivers for further investigation, reports The Borneo Post.

Andrew Etam, a police Corporal based in Sarikei was reported to be killed almost instantly after the bus ramp over the top of his car in the deadly head-on collision around 4am yesterday.

All passengers onboard the bus luckily escaped with only minor bruises and scratches according to the local daily.

Andrew hailed from Jalau was said to be on his way back Sarikei while the bus with 34 passengers onboard was heading towards Sibu from Kuching.

Here are photos of the freak accident as widely shares on social media and Whatsapp.