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Malaysia bus crash: 37 killed in plunge into ravine

By CNN Staff
August 22, 2013 -- Updated 0111 GMT (0911 HKT)
Emergency services personnel rescue a passenger after a bus fell into a ravine near the Genting Highlands on August 21, 2013.
Emergency services personnel rescue a passenger after a bus fell into a ravine near the Genting Highlands on August 21, 2013.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sixteen were injured in the accident
  • There were Bangladeshi, Thai and Chinese nationals aboard
  • The crash occurred near Kuala Lumpur

(CNN) -- At least 37 people were killed when a bus in a mountainous area of Malaysia plunged into a ravine on Wednesday, the country's Bernama news agency said, citing rescue officials.

There also were 16 people injured, and they were sent to hospitals, the report said.

There were 53 people on board. Among the dead were Bangladeshi, Thai and Chinese nationals. The bus driver also died.

The bus was descending from Genting Highlands when it fell into a 200-feet-deep ravine, Bernama reported. The incident occurred near the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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