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Media personnel crowding at the scene of the accident in Genting Highlands as fire and rescue department officers investigate and look for survivors.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) has carried out autopsies on 30 out of the 37 bodies recovered from the Genting Highlands bus accident.
So far six bodies, all Malaysian, have been claimed by families.
Deputy director-general of Health, Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran said the autopsies began at 11.20pm.
They are expected to be completed at about noon on Thursday."
"Each autopsy will require one hour. With 12 forensic specialists, we can work on four bodies per session," he told a press conference Wednesday night.
Jeyaindran said the identity of victims could only be identified after the autopsies were completed and the bodies claimed by beneficiaries.
"This is to avoid mistakes because personal documents were not found on the victims."
He advised the beneficiaries to come to HKL and bring personal documents to claim the bodies.
Sixteen people survived the accident, six of them critical, while 10 others were in stable condition. - Bernama
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