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The same tragedy will be repeated if the bus is allowed to transport passengers to Genting under such steep and hilly road.

37 Dead Including Bus Driver In Genting Tragedy

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) — Thirty-seven people were killed while 16 others were injured after a bus with 53 people on board plunged into 6O-metre deep ravine at KM3.5 from Genting Highlands Wednesday.

The dead were 27 men and 10 women, said Fire and Rescue Department principal assistant director (Operations) Datuk Soiman Jahid.

According to police, among the dead were Bangladesh, Thailand and China nationals.

The injured including those reported critical are being treated at the Selayang Hospital (eight), Kuala Lumpur Hospital (five), Sungai Buloh Hospital and Bentong Hospital two each.

The 2.45pm accident happened when the ill-fated bus coming down the hill resort and heading here was descending a steep slope.

Fire and Rescue Department principal assistant director (Operations) Datuk Soiman Jahid said the dead victims (as of 8pm) comprised 18 men and 12 women.

However, their nationalities had yet to be established, he said, adding that the search and rescue operation would continue until all victims were found.

“We will […]