Bus plunges into ravine near Genting

Around 30 passengers were in the bus, injuries or casualties unknown
Published: 4:49 PM, August 21, 2013
Updated: 8:10 AM, August 22, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR — A bus carrying around 30 passengers has plunged into a deep ravine near a the Genting highland resort area. There was no immediate word on casualties.

A member of the Fire and Rescue Department in the central Genting Highlands district said rescuers were trying to reach the bus, which fell more than 30 metres into the ravine today (Aug 21). He said it was not yet known whether there were any casualties. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to make public statements.

Bentong town police chief Mohamad Mansor Nor confirmed the accident, but said he was still heading to the site and had no details about who the passengers were. AP