Desk report, April 08: At least 11 workers, including five Bangladeshis, have been killed—and 32 others have been injured—as a factory bus carrying them skidded off the road, into a monsoon drain near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).The accident occurred around 11:10pm on Sunday, reports New Straits Times.
The deceased Bangladeshis are identified as: Md Razib Munsi, 26; Md Sohel, 24; Mohin, 37; Al Amin, 25; and Golam Mostafa, 22.
The Bangladeshi nationals injured in the accident are: Md Nazmul Haque, 21; Md Rozbul Islam, 43; Imran Hossain, 21; Jahid Hassan, 21; Samim Ali, 32; Mohammad Yunus, 27; and Md Rakib, 24. They are undergoing treatment at Putrajaya Hospital and Serdang Hospital.
KLIA OCPD Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Adamshah said the bus carrying 43 passengers—including MAS Kargo contract workers—coming from Nilai, Negri Sembilan, and heading to their work place, skidded into the drain when the driver lost control of the vehicle, leaving nine people dead on the spot.
Two injured victims died in the hospital.
The remaining passengers were sent to different hospitals, including Kajang, Serdang and Putrajaya hospitals for treatment.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
Fire and Rescue Department personnel took about an hour to reach the victims as they had to cut through several parts of the bus to do so.