Friday, 23 August 2013

Tragic Genting bus accident

Eight Genting bus crash survivors in stable condition at Selayang Hospital – Bernama

Najib ucap takziah kepada keluarga mangsa nahas bas ekspres di Genting Highland - Bernama

All eight survivors injured in the tragic accident which claimed 37 lives in Genting Highlands, who were admitted to the Selayang Hospital yesterday, are reported to be stable.

Selayang Hospital director Dr Siti Zaleha Mohd Salleh said they will undergo operations and it may take a week to complete all the medical procedures.

"Three are critical, while five are semi-critical but all of them are now stable," she told reporters when met at the hospital in Kuala Lumpur last night.

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Thirty seven people have been confirmed dead in Malaysia's worst road accident when a bus plunged into a 200-foot deep ravine as it made its way down from the Genting Highlands resort in Pahang this afternoon.

Rescuers gave the death toll as police dog units scoured the undergrowth in the ravine for any more survivors of the accident that happened just before 3pm, some four km from the popular hill resort. The driver, in his 40s, also died in the accident, police said.

The 16 passengers who were rescued, 10 men and six women, were sent to hospitals in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh and Bentong. Some of them suffered severe injuries, said authorities

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Foreigners among 37 dead in Malaysia bus crash

Malaysian rescuers help a passenger (C) after a bus accident near the Genting Highlands, on August 21, 2013
Malaysian rescuers search for passengers after a bus accident near the Genting Highlands, on August 21, 2013
Malaysian rescuers wrap the bodies of bus passengers killed in an accident near the Genting Highlands, August 21, 2013

At least six foreigners were among 37 people killed when a bus crashed in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, officials confirmed Thursday as reports said the vehicle was overloaded and had a history of citations.

The private bus had 53 aboard when it veered off a busy and treacherous mountain road Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on a mountainside.

According to the Health Ministry and police, the dead include 14 Malaysians, two Indians, a Korean, a Nepalese, and two Bangladeshis. One of the Bangladeshis also held a Canadian passport

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33 killed in Genting bus accident, 16 passengers survived - report

The Age, 21 Aug 2013
A passenger bus has plunged into a deep ravine while travelling downhill near a Malaysian highland resort, killing 33 people, an official said.

Sixteen people survived the accident, which occurred on a winding slope in central Genting Highlands, a popular destination that houses Malaysia's sole casino on Wednesday, said fire department official Azizan Ismail.

The bus, which fell about 60 metres into the ravine, was carrying mostly Malaysians and several tourists believed to be from the Middle East, Azizan said.

He said one body had been recovered from the bus, with 32 more bodies remaining inside the vehicle. Full story
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  2. 33 killed in bus accident near Malaysian resort - Asian Correspondent
  3. 33 killed in bus accident in Malaysia - Yahoo! News New Zealand 
  4. Malaysia crash: Many killed as bus plunges into ravine - BBC News

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Coach with over 40 passengers fell off cliff at Genting Highlands, 15 feared dead


The Star Online, 21 Aug 2013

PETALING JAYA: At least 15 people are feared dead after an express bus carrying tourists plunged into a 30m ravine near Genting Highlands around 3pm Wednesday.

The accident occurred at KM36 of the Genting-Kuala Lumpur road, some two kilometres from the Chin Swee Caves Temple, as the bus carrying 49 passengers was coming down from Genting Highlands and heading towards Kuala Lumpur.

Rescuers are frantically working to reach four people trapped in the bus. Some 30 policemen and nine ambulances are at the scene. Full story




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  1. Bus plunges into ravine near Malaysian resort - newstalkradiowhio.com
  2. Four rescued in Genting bus crash, says police - The Malaysian Insider

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Rescuers bringing out an injured passenger from the Genting bus crash. - The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, August 21, 2013.














Rescuers at the accident site. The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, August 21, 2013.















Rescuers at the accident site. The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, August 21, 2013