5 Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia road crash

9 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Five Bangladeshis were among those killed in a bus accident in Malaysia on Sunday.

At least 14 people were killed after a factory bus carrying them plunged into a drain near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The Bangladeshi victims were identified by a foreign ministry official in Dhaka. They are - Md Razib Munsi, 26, Md Sohel, 24, Mohin, 37, Al Amin, 25, and Golam Mostafa, 22.

Three of the four injured Bangladeshis are Shamim Ali, M Razibul Islam and Mohammad Yunus. They are being treated at Putrajaya Hospital and Serdang Hospital.

“There were 44 passengers - 43 foreign workers and a driver - in the bus,” the official told UNB.

The bus, heading to their work place, plunged into the drain killing nine people on the spot, local media reported quoting KLIA OCPD Asst Comm Zulkifli Adamshah.

It took rescuers about an hour to reach the victims as they had to cut through several parts of the bus.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.