Kuala Lumpur— Six foreigners among dead in terrible Genting bus crash when a bus dashed into a deep. It is believed to be the country’s worst road accident, but an official Thursday denied reports the vehicle was overloaded and had a history of citations.
The privately operated bus had 53 aboard when it turned off a treacherous mountain road leading to a highland resort Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on a mountainside.
According to the Health officials and police report, the dead include 14 Malaysians, two Indians, a Korean, a Nepalese, and two Bangladeshis. One of the Bangladeshis also held a Canadian passport. Health ministry official Jeya Indran Sinnadurai told reporters the rest were yet to be identified.
Sixteen survivors are in hospital, including Malaysian, Indonesian, Bangladeshi and Thai nationals. Jeya said all were expected to survive.
Resorts World Genting expressed “sadness” over the accident but stressed that it does not operate the bus line.”That road is very dangerous, with too many curves. They should make it smoother. Even without touching the accelerator you can end up crashing,” Ong Cheng Hoe, 54, told AFP.