9 Singaporeans injured after tour bus from Genting overturned on Malaysia highway

A tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.
A tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/RCIMOTO
Nine of the 12 passengers on board the bus were injured in the accident, on Aug 31, 2016.
Nine of the 12 passengers on board the bus were injured in the accident, on Aug 31, 2016.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ALZAMANI MOHAMMAD IDROSE
A tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.
A tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ALZAMANI MOHAMMAD IDROSE
A tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.
A tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.PHOTO: TWITTER/BOMBA
Rescue officers tend to the injured after a tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.
Rescue officers tend to the injured after a tour bus overturned on the Karak-KL highway while returning from Genting Highlands, on Aug 31, 2016.PHOTO: TWITTER/BOMBA

SINGAPORE - A Singapore tour bus carrying 12 passengers overturned on its way back from Genting Highlands on Wednesday (Aug 31) afternoon.

Nine of the 12 passengers, who were all from Singapore, were hurt in the accident, said a spokesman from Grassland Express & Tours. But none of them were critically injured, he added.

Seven of the passengers and the bus driver were taken to Bentong Hospital Besar, while two were taken to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

The Grassland double-decker bus, which had overturned at about 3.45pm, laid across at least two lanes of the highway linking Karak to Kuala Lumpur.

The crashed vehicle was obstructing all lanes of the highway except the emergency lane, causing a traffic jam that stretched more than 9km, said Malaysian newspaper The Star.

Grassland said a representative from the company is at the two hospitals to check on the injured passengers and their families have been contacted.

 
 

The three passengers who escaped unscathed are on their way back to Singapore, according to Grassland.