Singaporean tourist killed, 10 others hurt after van plunges into ravine in Penang

BALIK PULAU: A tourist perished and 10 others were hurt after a van plunged into a ravine at Bukit Genting in Penang at around 8pm on Sunday (Sept 24).

The Fire and Rescue Department in a statement said a Singaporean woman died in the accident while four others sustained serious injuries and the remaining six had minor injuries.

"When we arrived at the scene of the accident, we found that the van ferrying the 10 tourists had skidded and fallen almost 20ft into a ravine.

"There were 11 victims in the van, including the driver.

"All of them were successful rescued from the accident site at 10.26pm and taken to the Penang and Balik Pulau Hospitals.

"A Singaporean passenger has been confirmed dead by the Health Ministry," it said.

> This story has been amended with updated information.

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