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Bodies of Thai tourists to be brought to Subang: Thai Embassy

IPOH, Wednesday 22 December 2010 (Bernama) -- The bodies of the 25 Thai tourists killed in a road accident south of here two days ago are to be brought to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Subang to be flown to Bangkok today, according to the Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Minister-Counsellor at the embassy Somphong Kang Thong said the bodies would be flown to the Thai capital in two Hercules C-130 aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF).

He said the embassy was also discussing the possibility of the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital sending five of the 10 tourists receiving treatment there to Hatyai in southern Thailand by ambulance.

Yesterday, First Secretary of the Thai Embassy Suwit Mangkhala told Bernama the RTAF aircraft were scheduled to leave the Don Muang military airbase in Bangkok at about 8 am today and arrive at the Subang RMAF airbase at about noon.

In the accident on Monday, a double-decker bus carrying the 35 Thai tourists from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur crashed through the divider of the Cameron Highlands-Simpang Pulai Road and overturned in what is believed to be Malaysia's worst road accident.

25 of the Thai tourists and the Malaysian driver and tour guide were killed in the accident, which occurred at 11.40 am.

MySinchew 2010.12.22

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