11 killed after bus plunged into drain near KLIA

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SEPANG (April 8): Ten foreign workers on their way to work were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a drain near the MASKargo area in Sepang last night.

Also killed in the crash, which occurred at about 11.10 pm yesterday, was the bus driver, who is a local, said KLIA district police chief ACP Zulkifli Adamshah when contacted today.

He said six of the victims, including the bus driver, died at the scene, while the other two, at Serdang Hospital and Putrajaya Hospital, respectively.

He said the bus plunged about 10 metres into the 20-metre deep drain.

Zulkifli said preliminary investigation found that the bus was carrying 43 MASKargo contract workers, who are all foreigners, from their hostel in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, to their work place when the crash occurred.

He said the injured victims were sent to Serdang Hospital, Putrajaya Hospital, Banting Hospital and Kajang Hospital for treatment.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, he added.