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Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 11:31:00 AM
Thursday August 22, 2013 MYT 11:35:21 AM
by p. aruna
KUALA LUMPUR: Distraught family members were seen entering the mortuary at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Thursday morning to identify the bodies of their loved ones killed in the Genting Highlands bus crash.
The family of the bus driver, Lim Kok Hoe, 44, who died in the crash, were among to the first to identify his body.
His son, Lim Dei Shen, 20, had travelled from Kulai with his grandmother to identify his father's body on Thursday morning.
Other family members were seen crying and hugging each other as they awaited their turns to enter the mortuary to identify the bodies.
Meanwhile, in a press conference, Deputy director-general of Health, Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran said the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) had completed autopsies on 30 of the 37 dead in the accident and expect to complete the rest by mid-day.
Of the dead, he said, 22 were males and eight were females.
Seventeen of the bodies have been identified, with three of them foreigners, a Bangladeshi, a Nepalese and a Korean.
Of the 14 Malaysians identified, two were Malays, 11 Chinese and one was Punjabi.
Dr Jeyaindran said six families, all Malaysians, had already claimed the bodies of their loved ones.
He advised the beneficiaries to come to HKL and bring personal documents to claim the bodies.
"All those who had been brought out of the bus alive, are still alive and in stable condition.
"There have not been any more deaths,"he said.
Sixteen people survived the accident, six of them in critical condition, while 10 others were in stable condition.
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