Deadly Genting bus crash report ready

Deadly Genting bus crash report ready
Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash at Genting Highlands, 55 km (34 miles) from Kuala Lumpur.

MALAYSIA - The report on the Genting Highlands bus tragedy which claimed 37 lives in August has been completed.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abd Aziz Kaprawi, who disclosed this, said it would be submitted to a special independent committee chaired by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye by next week.

"It will then be handed over to the Transport Minister before being tabled in the Cabinet," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.

He said the committee would study the report thoroughly first.

The committee was set up to compile reports of accidents following investigations carried out by various agencies such as the Road Transport Department, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety and police.

Abd Aziz declined to reveal details of the report, but said speeding, road conditions and the guard railing on the road were cited in the report.

On Aug 21, a bus with 53 passengers plunged into a 60m ravine at about 3pm near Genting Highlands, killing 37 onboard and injuring 16.

Initial investigations did not pinpoint the cause of the accident.

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