14 die as bus falls into gorge in pre-dawn accident in Johor; casualties include foreigners

The bus, carrying 30 passengers, was travelling from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur.

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At least 14 have died and 16 were injured after an express bus fell into a deep gorge in the Malaysian state of Johor on Saturday. The dead include an infant and an unspecified number of foreigners.

The accident took place around 3:40 am local time, when the Alisan Golden Coach Express bus, skidded, lost balance and fell into the six-metre deep ravine on the North-South Highway near Jalan Kangkar Senangah Pagoh, reported the Johor Fire and Rescue Service. The bus carrying 30 passengers was travelling from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur.

Mohd Yusof Mohd Gunnos, the deputy director of Johor Fire and Rescue Department, said that some foreigners could be among the victims. However, they are yet to be identified.

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