Sunday, October 17

Six dead in tourist bus crash

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KUALA LUMPUR: Six people were killed and 21 others were reported injured after a tourist bus skidded and overturned at Km38 Genting Sempah near here at 7.50pm last night.

ANOTHER BUS TRAGEDY: The mangled up tour bus after it skidded and overturned. — Bernama photo

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operations) Azizan Ismail said the bus, with a driver and co-driver and 44 passengers who were all members of Belia 4B Kampung Siong, Baling, was on its way down from Genting Highlands and heading to here when the tragedy happened.

He said the touring group of youths had spent a night at the hill resort.

He said his department was alerted about the accident by the Bentong Fire and Rescue Department at 7.51pm and that rescuers from the Bentong, Kuala Lumpur, Selayang and Taman Melawati fire stations were despatched to the scene to assist the injured and extricate the dead, who were trapped under the bus.

The injured were sent to the Bentong Hospital, Selayang Hospital and Kuala Lumpur Hospital. — Bernama