At least 7 Singaporeans injured in Genting crash

At least 7 Singaporeans injured in Genting crash

Update at 2pm: Malaysian Chinese papers have reported that the Singaporean woman who was critically injured in the crash has died.

GENTING HIGHLANDS - Just three weeks after 37 people were killed and 17 were injured when a stage bus plunged down a ravine here, another accident has occurred yesterday.

This time, however, no one was killed, although 33 people were injured. Fifteen were listed in serious condition, including one in critical condition.

The four-vehicle pile-up occurred at 3.30pm at Km31.5 Jalan Genting Sempah-Kuala Lumpur, involving two buses, a lorry and a car.

Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said they received a call at 3.49pm, and despatched three engines with 30 firemen from Selayang, Bentong and the city.

There were 25 people in a bus from Genting Highlands, 13 on a bus from Temerloh, two people in the car and a driver in the lorry carrying tin ore.

The injured were sent to Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh and Selayang hospitals.

The driver of the lorry, 55-year-old Aris Embong, said he was driving on the middle lane of the three-lane road when the bus from Temerloh hit the rear of his vehicle.

"I pulled to the side of the road, followed by the bus from Temerloh.

"Moments later, another bus hit the rear of the bus from Temerloh.

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