18 Indians recovering well in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Eighteen Indian tourists who were injured in a bus accident in Malaysia this week are recovering well and arrangements are being made to send the bodies of two victims to India, a top High Commission official said.

The tourists hailing from Punjab who met with an accident while returning from the popular Genting Highlands resort near here are all recovering well at the two hospitals where they were admitted, Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Vijay Gokhale said.

The deads were identified as Anita Aggarwal and Rajendra Kumar Aggarwal. The envoy said that the High Commission was making arrangements to send the remains of the two victims back to India as soon as possible.

Gokhale praised the Malaysian government for the care and concern showed to the victims adding that the relatives of the victims had been notified of the incident. Both were travelling with their spouses and were not related.

On Monday morning, the tourists, including a 2-year-old child, were in a chartered bus heading for Singapore when it crashed into a divider before landing on its side at the opposite lane of the Genting Highlands-Kuala Lumpur road.

The bus was following another bus carrying members of the same tour group, when the driver of the ill-fated bus swerved to the right to avoid crashing into a vehicle in front, New Straits Times said. The tourists were in their fifth day of an eight-day trip to Malaysia and Singapore.