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Title: Thai Tourists Perish in Bus Accident in Malaysia
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on December 20, 2010, 05:04:29 PM
Agence France-Presse

A bus carrying Thai tourists crashed on a Malaysian highway Monday killing 22 people on board after a trip to the Cameron Highlands, authorities said.

"We believe that 22 people were killed in the accident," said Aminuddin Abdul Rahim, spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Department, who was at the accident site in central Malaysia.

"More than 15 others were injured and are being treated by rescue officials," he told AFP.

"Search and rescue operations are still ongoing and we have yet to have a final figure for those dead and injured."

"All those killed in the accident are believed to be Thai nationals, this was a tourist bus filled with Thai tourists."

Zakaria Yusof, acting police chief in Perak state, said that "more than 20 people are believed to be dead".

"The bus was filled with Thai tourists," he told AFP, but was not able to confirm whether all the dead were Thai nationals. "We will know more when we have finished our operations."