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Paramedics attending to the victims of the accident.
KUALA LUMPUR: A woman only learnt that her husband had died in the bus accident at Genting Highlands Thursday through the funeral parlour.
Lim Yee Ha, 64, said this was because the bus company had sent the body of her husband, Choo Peng Kwan, 67, from the accident site to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).
According to Lim, she did not know that her husband had gone to Genting Highlands because Choo did not tell her where he was going when he left the house early Thursday morning.
"He left the house at Taman OUG, Jalan Klang Lama, here at about 9am.
"I only came to know about my husband's death through the funeral parlour that had sent his body from the accident site to Kuala Lumpur Hospital at about midnight last night," she said when approached at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Meanwhile, Roslan Jantan, 54, had previously advised his elder brother Rasib, 61, a security officer at a hotel in Genting Highlands, who was among those killed in the bus accident, not to take such a bus to commute to his work place.
This was because the buses appeared old and poorly maintained, said Roslan who has worked as a bus driver with another company.
Rasib was among 37 people who died when an express bus they were travelling in plunged 60 metres into a ravine at KM3.5 Jalan Genting Highlands.
Sixteen others were injured in the tragedy that happeded at 2.45pm Thursday.
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