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Singapore-bound tour bus plunges into ravine in Pahang, killing one

Published on Apr 20, 2014 10:12 PM
 
A Singapore-bound tour bus plunged into a ravine off Jalan Kuantan-Segamat, killing one British tourist. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PEKAN - A Singapore-bound tour bus plunged into a ravine off Jalan Kuantan-Segamat, killing one British tourist.

The express bus, which belonged to the Johor-based tour agency Merry Holidays, departed from Pulau Redang on Sunday with 38 passengers on board. At around 4:20pm, it skidded and spun a few times before it plunged into a 15m deep ravine near the Sungai Jernih plantation in Pekan, Pahang, reported New Straits Times.

The accident killed 32-year-old Harry Christopher Woolhouse from Peterborough, United Kingdom.

Many of the other passengers were tourists from Singapore, China and India, Pahang police told The Star newspaper. The wounded passengers had been sent to the Pekan Hospital, Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital and the Muadzam Shah Hospital for treatment, police added, although no details were given regarding the extent of their injuries.

 
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