Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bkt Gantang bus crash: Victim No 22 succumbs

The Star Online - 19 August 2007


IPOH: The death toll of the country's worst bus crash at Bukit Gantang continued to rise with Vietnamese factory worker Quang Ngor Hung, 27, becoming the 22nd person to die.

He succumbed to head injuries at the Ipoh Hospital here at 5.20pm on Saturday, a result of Monday's crash at KM229 of the North-South Expressway near Taiping.

In the Monday accident, 20 died instantly while nine others were seriously injured after the bus they were travelling in crashed into a ditch.

The bus was heading north after picking passengers in Malacca.

Quang, an employee of Eastern Asia Industries Sdn Bhd in Sungai Petani, Kedah, was on his way back from holidaying in Malacca at the time of the incident.

Three-year-old Indonesian Abdul Kariim H. Abu Bakar died on Friday without gaining consciousness at the intensive care unit in Taiping Hospital.

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