37 killed as bus plunges down ravine in Malaysia's deadliest road accident

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37 killed as  bus plunges in ravine in Malaysia's deadliest road accident

At least 37 people have died after a bus plunged into a ravine on Wednesday in the worst road accident in Malaysia's history.

The bus was travelling from the Malaysian hilltop gambling resort of Genting Highlands to the capital Kuala Lumpur when plunged 200 feet (60 metres) into a ravine on Wednesday, killing 37 people.

37 killed as  bus plunges in ravine in Malaysia's deadliest road accident

According to Yahoo, Christopher Chong, a fire official at the scene, told AFP: "Thirty-seven are dead - 13 women and 24 men."

It is believed the driver lost control on a bend while he was driving downhill. He was among the 37 fatalities.

37 killed as  bus plunges in ravine in Malaysia's deadliest road accident

Rescuers were pictured using cranes to lift the passengers from the ravine. There were 53 passengers on board, and among the dead were Bangladeshi, Thai and Chinese nationals, reports CNN.

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