KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 11 victims in the bus crash which took place near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), are in critical condition.
The Health Ministry in a statement today said another 14 victims are in semi-critical condition while another eight in non-critical condition.
This brings the total of victims being treated at the Serdang, Putrajaya, Banting and Kajang hospital to 35, according to Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
“The situation in the hospitals involved is under control,” he said in a statement today.
Explaining further, Dr Noor Hisham said immediately after being notified by authorities at 11.16pm Sunday night, the Emergency Medical Coordinating Centre at the Putrajaya Hospital coordinated a response team.
“This saw the Salak Health Clinic being the first among 15 units activated and dispatched to provide the necessary medical treatment at the scene of the accident,” he said.
This was followed by other units from the Putrajaya Hospital; Serdang Hospital; Nilai and Dengkil Health Clinics as well as from the KLIA Quarters Clinic, he added.
He said five EMRS units were also disptached to the accident scene from KLIA, Putrajaya, Bangi, Cyberjaya and Klang
The death toll in the crash now stands at 11.
Nine including the bus driver died at the scene while another two succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
The victims are made up of Malaysians, Nepalese, Bangladeshis and Indonesians.
The accident took place at 11.10pm last night near the MAS Cargo Complex, KLIA along Jalan S8 Pekeliling in Sepang.
The bus was ferrying contract workers to the MAS Cargo Complex from their hostel in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, when the driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle.
The bus then skidded and crashed into a 10-metre-deep storm drain.