GENTING HIGHLANDS: Seven people were killed and more than 20 injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed at Genting Sempah along the East Coast Expressway.
The 7.51pm accident, just before the Karak tunnel, involved a group of 42 from the 4B Youth Movement, Kampung Siong, Kedah, said Federal Territory Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail.
The dead are Muhammad Amirul Mohamad, 13, Muhamad Khairy Muhammad, 16, Mohd Firdaus Rosedi, 16, Mohamad Yussuf Akhif, 16, Mohd Ridzuan Husin, 17 and Mohd Fahmi Mustafa, 17.
Mohd Zaidi Mohd Sufian, 28, died on the way to Selayang Hospital.
“Two people were thrown from the bus,” Azizan told reporters when met at the scene Friday night.
It is learnt that the bus went out of control, hit the divider and toppled.
The driver and co-driver escaped with light injuries.
The group was on the way to Kuala Lumpur from Genting Highlands where they had spent the night.
All the dead were taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital while the injured were taken to the Bentong, Selayang and Kuala Lumpur hospitals. - Star