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5 Bangladeshis among 12 killed in Malaysia bus accident

  • Published at 09:31 am April 8th, 2019
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A factory bus carrying 43 passengers plunges into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday, April 7, 2019 UNB

The other deceased include four Indonesian women, two Nepali men and the local bus driver

At least 12 people, including five Bangladeshis, have been killed and 35 others injured after a bus carrying them skidded off the road, into a monsoon drain in Malaysia.

The accident occurred near the MAS Cargo Complex of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) along Jalan S8 Pekeliling in Sepang around 11:10pm on Sunday, reports New Straits Times.

KLIA district police chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Adamshah in a statement confirmed that the deceased included five Bangladeshi men, four Indonesian women, two Nepali men, and the local bus driver.

A foreign ministry official in Dhaka identified the deceased Bangladeshis as: Md Razib Munsi, 26, Md Sohel, 24, Mohin, 37, Al Amin, 25, and Golam Mostafa, 22.

Some of the other Bangladeshis injured in the accident were also identified as: Md Nazmul Haque, 21, Md Rozbul Islam, 43, Imran Hossain, 21, Jahid Hassan, 21, Samim Ali, 32, Mohammad Yunus, 27, and Md Rakib, 24.

All of them, alongside 11 critically injured, are undergoing treatment at different hospital in Serdang, Putrajaya, Banting and Kajang.

The bus was ferrying contract workers to the MAS Cargo Complex from their hostel in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said.

The bus then skidded and crashed into a 10-metre-deep storm drain, leaving nine people dead on the spot. Three others died in hospitals later.

It took rescuers about an hour to reach the victims as they had to cut through several parts of the bus to do so.