SEVEN injured victims of the Bukit Genting van crash have been discharged from the hospitals and are making their way home to Singapore, said Penang Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai.
Wong said he has been in communication with the hospitals and the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.
“The Penang government has rendered the necessary assistance to the families of the victims.”
In the 8pm incident on Sept 24, the van reportedly skidded and plunged over 6m into a ravine and a 62-year-old woman tourist was killed in the crash. The van was ferrying 10 tourists from Singapore. It is learnt that the victims were on their way back to their hotel after having dinner at a restaurant near Bukit Genting, Balik Pulau.
Wong said the family members of the deceased arrived in Penang yesterday (Sept 25) and have brought the body home to Singapore today.
State Youth, Sports and Health Committee chairman Daniel Gooi Zi Sen said the three remaining crash victims, who are currently warded at the Penang Hospital, were in stable condition.
“They are – a 61-year-old Malaysian man (driver); a 58-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman, both from Singapore.
“They are recuperating at the hospital, and we wish them a speedy recovery,” Gooi said.
Story by Christopher Tan
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