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Thursday, August 22, 2013

3 foreigners among dead in worst-ever Malaysia road accident

3 foreigners among dead in worst-ever Malaysia road accident

Officials confirmed Thursday foreigners were among the 37 people killed when a bus crashed in Malaysia’s worst-ever road accident. The dead included 14 Malaysians, a Korean, one Nepalese, and a Bangladeshi-born Canadian passport-holder, AFP quoted Health Ministry official Jeya Indran Sinnadurai as saying. The express bus had 53 people aboard when it veered off a busy and mountain road Wednesday. Sixteen survivors are in hospital, including Malaysian, Indonesian, Bangladeshi and Thai nationals. Housing and Urban Wellbeing Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the vehicle’s capacity was 44.