2013 Genting Highlands bus crash

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2013 Genting Highlands bus crash
Details
Date 21 August 2013
Location Malaysia
Statistics
Deaths 37
Injuries 16

The 2013 Genting Highlands bus crash was the deadliest road accident to occur in Malaysia. At least 37 passengers were killed and 16 others were injured in the accident which took place near Chin Swee Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang. It occurred on August 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm, when the bus carrying 53 passengers lost control as it was going down an incline and it plunged into a deep ravine at about 60 metres at the kilometre 3.5 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway.[1][2][3] The bus driver, Lim Kok Ho died on the spot.

The point of crash was about 10m after an escape ramp directly in the path of the bus. This is shown in the following photograph from Yahoo news:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Malaysia crash: Many killed as bus plunges into ravine". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - Malaysia crash: Toll rises to 37 after bus plunges into ravine". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Genting bus crash". YouTube. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ Point of crash[dead link]