Dhaka – At least five Bangladeshi workers are among 11 people killed in a road accident near Kuala Lumpur International Airport of Malaysia, officials said.
The accident occurred at little ahead of midnight on Sunday as a bus carrying overseas workers plunged into a roadside ditch along Jalan S8 Pekeliling of the Malaysian capital.
According to the Malaysian newspaper reports six of them died on the scene while the five other succumbed to their injuries at hospitals. Thirty-four others have been injured, reported Malaysian daily New Straits Times.
Bangladeshi nationals are identified as Md Razib Munsi, 26, Md Sohel, 24, Mohin, 37, Al Amin, 25, and Golam Mostafa, 22. All of them were working in Malaysia.
Seven other Bangladeshi nationals were among the injured. They are undergoing treatment at two hospitals in Putrajaya. The injured Bangladeshis are Md Nazmul Haque, 21, Md Rozbul Islam, 43, Imran Hossain, 21, Jahid Hassan, 21, Samim Ali, 32, Mohammad Yunus, 27, Md Rakib, 24.
The Malaysian authorities have launched an investigation into the accident. The local law enforcement agencies said heavy monsoon rain might have caused the driver to loss control over the steering and the bus plunged into the drain. The driver was also killed in the crash.