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Two Indians dead, 22 others injured in Malaysia's bus accident

03-05-2012 14:25 BJT

BENTONG, Malaysia, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Two died and 22 others were injured on Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped as it was descending a popular highland resort in Malaysia's Pahang state.

District police chief Mohamad Yusri Hassan Basri said all 24 victims were Indian tourists aboard the bus on their way down from the Genting Highlands.

He said the bus hit the road divider and flipped in the opposite lane.

Two drivers of the bus sustained light injury.

The fatalities were a woman in her 50's and a man, according to police.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident although witnesses said the tragedy might have resulted from faulty brake as the bus was making sound and did not appear to be slowing down before the accident.

Mohamad Yusri said police are still collecting information from the tour agency that the group travelled with and would contact the Indian embassy once they have their details.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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