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Wednesday August 21, 2013 MYT 10:20:31 PM
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"The most important thing now is to monitor the situation and identify whether there is anyone left who can be saved," he told reporters during the Defense Ministry's Hari Raya open house here Wednesday.
Hishammuddin, who is also the Defence Minister, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims involved and gave his assurance that the ministry would leave no stone unturned in uncovering the cause of the incident.
"I have asked the agencies under the Transport Ministry, including the Road Transport Department, to start thinking of ways for us to uncover the cause of the incident. I don't want to say more than that because efforts are still underway to identify those who are trapped and still need to be saved," he said.
He said this was not the first such incident to occur at Genting, adding that there were many factors which could have caused the crash.
"As long as I am heading the ministry, we will ensure no one innocent will be made a victim of something I believe everyone sees as a tragedy," he said, adding that he was waiting for further reports on the situation.
In the 2.45pm incident, 37 people were killed when a bus with 53 on board plunged into a 60m ravine after it went out of control.
It is believed to be the country's worst road tragedy.
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