Two dead, 22 hurt in Malaysia tour bus accident
KUALA LUMPUR – Two Indian tourists died and 22 other people were hurt on Monday when their bus overturned on a winding mountain road in western Malaysia, police said.
The coach loaded with Indian holiday-makers lost control, struck a highway divider and overturned en route from the Genting Highlands resort to the capital Kuala Lumpur, district police official Mohamad Yusri Hasan Basri said.
One woman and a man died while 22 other people including the Malaysian coach driver were admitted to hospital, some with serious injuries, he said.
A two-year-old child was among the injured.
Police were investigating the cause of the accident, but the steep and curving road is prone to accidents.
The Indian tourists had arrived at the highland resort on Saturday and were planning to travel onward to neighbouring Singapore, Mohamad Yusri said.
Deadly coach accidents are not uncommon in Malaysia, particularly in mountainous areas.
In 2010, a bus traveling from another Malaysian highland resort crashed, killing 27 people, mostly Thai tourists, in the worst coach accident in the nation’s history.
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