A bus carrying up to 45 people plunged into a deep ravine near a Malaysian hilltop tourist resort on Wednesday, police said, adding they had no information yet on casualties.
KUALA LUMPUR: A bus carrying up to 45 people plunged into a deep ravine near a Malaysian hilltop tourist resort on Wednesday, police said.
However, they added that they had no information yet on casualties.
The vehicle tumbled off a steep road near Genting Highlands, a gambling and entertainment resort about an hour’s drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur, police said.
“We believe the bus had about 40 to 45 people inside but we are not sure of their nationalities,” a local police officer in the area told AFP by phone.
Police said the bus was part of a line that regularly ferries both tourists and locals between the capital and the hill resort.
Malaysian media said the accident occurred around 3pm.
Amateur photos circulated on the Internet shortly afterward showed a bus lying on its side in thick vegetation about 30 metres (100 feet) down from the road.
Police said rescue efforts were underway, but could provide no further details.
The road to the Genting Highlands is notoriously steep and winding, and accidents are common.
Two Indian tourists died and 22 other people were hurt in March 2012 when their bus overturned in the area.