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Friday August 23, 2013 MYT 12:50:00 PM
Friday August 23, 2013 MYT 3:03:04 PM
by nicholas cheng
GENTING HIGHLANDS: The twisted body of the ill-fated bus that plunged 60m into a ravine in Genting has finally been extracted by police and the Fire and Rescue Department at 12.45pm on Friday.
Mud and large branches fell out of the bus as it was pulled out by a 200 tonne crane.
Petrol could be seen gushing out from its tank as police called on all personnel to move back until the site could be deemed safe.
Fire and rescue personnel poured sand over the pool of petrol near the bus to minimize risk of an explosion.
"Investigations will start with Puspakom and the Road Transport Department's engineering team to ascertain the condition of the bus and its roadworthiness when it crashed, " said Bentong OCPD Supt Mohd Mansor Mohd Nor.
"They will rip it apart from tyres to the internal mechanics. Later a chemical investigation will he done. It is expected to take awhile and may last until tonight." he said
"The final bit of the investigation is with the police, a K-9 unit and VAT 69 officers will comb the ravine one last time to find anything we missed like valuables, documents as such."
"As for the road, I'm not sure when it will be reopened that is up to Genting to decide," he added.
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