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Tour bus crashes in Malaysia, 28 people dead

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
December 20, 2010

A double-decker bus carrying Thai tourists overturned on a Malaysian highway Monday December 20 2010 killing 28 people on their way back from a hill resort in the country’s worst road accident in years. The tourists were heading to Kuala Lumpur after a weekend trip to the popular Cameron Highlands in central Malaysia when their bus spun out of control and crashed into a protective barrier, a district police official said. The bus then flipped over and landed beside a rocky slope,  The accident may have been caused by speeding or brake failure, the official said. Rescuers recovered 22 bodies, and another six people died after being taken to a hospital, he said. About a dozen other passengers were injured.

Credit: Xinhua

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