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Wednesday August 21, 2013 MYT 11:26:00 PM
Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 12:18:47 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Family members of victims of the Genting bus tragedy are still waiting for confirmation on their loved ones' fate.
All the bodies have been brought to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) for the families to go through the identification process.
A foreign worker from Punjab, India who declined to be named, said he heard about the accident through a friend and then checked the information on the Internet.
He said his co-worker Authur Malik, 40, and a relative, Sukvir Singh,24, who is here as a tourist, were in the ill-fated bus.
"I have been trying to call my friends but there is no answer. We came here after checking with Hospital Selayang," he said.
He added that he still did not know if they are dead or alive.
Others faced a similar dilemma as they awaited their turn to view the bodies and find out if their family member or friend had met with a horrible fate.
Meanwhile, the post mortem started around 11.20pm and is expected to take nine hours to complete.
Health deputy director-general Datuk Dr S. Jayaindran said a team of 12 medical personnel was conducting four post mortem processes simultaneously.
"We understand the position of families waiting for the victims to be identified and we are doing our best to speed up the process," he said.
He, however, said the identity of victims would not be disclosed to anyone not a family member.
Thirty-seven people were killed and 16 injured when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine near Genting Highland Wednesday afternoon.
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