:: Peoples Time Online ::
At least five Bangladeshis have died as a factory bus crashed into a monsoon drain near the MAS Cargo Complex at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia on Sunday night.
They were among the 11 people killed in the accident, some Bangladeshi media report reported on Monday.
The dead Bangladeshis are Md Razib Munsi, 26, Md Sohel, 24, Mohin, 37, Al Amin, 25, and Golam Mostafa, 22.
According to Malaysian media, all but the driver are foreigners. The driver is a local.
The same accident left 34 others who were also in the bus with various injuries. They were sent to different hospitals nearby for treatment.
Among the injured, Bangladeshi nationals Md Nazmul Haque, 21, Md Rozbul Islam, 43 and Imran Hossain, 21 are receiving treatment at Serdang Hospital as Jahid Hassan, 21, Samim Ali, 32, Mohammad Yunus, 27 and Md Rakib, 24 are under treatment in Putrajaya Hospital.
Malaysian newspaper The Star reported on Monday that eight foreigners and a local bus driver were killed at the scene while another foreigner died while receiving treatment at Serdang Hospital.
To be specific, the place of occurrence falls under Sepang, a district in the Malaysian state of Selangor.
Sepang police chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Adamshah was quoted by Singapore-based The Strait Times as saying, “All the workers involved were supposed to clock in for the 12 midnight shift.
“The cause of the incident is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.”
Zone Five (South Selangor) Fire and Rescue Department Chief Mohd Fadhil Salleh said they received an emergency call on the incident at 11.16pm.
“Upon arriving, we secured the site of the accident and stabilised the bus, before extricating the trapped victims.
“We had to cut open several parts of the bus to reach them.
“It took us about an hour to complete the operation,” he added.
Zulkifli told reporters at the accident site that personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, the Civil Defence Force, the Health Department and auxiliary police from the MAS Cargo Complex participated in the emergency response.
Some 1.0 million Bangladeshis are now working in Malaysia.