Thirty-three people are believed to be dead after a passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine near a Malaysian highland resort, an official said.
The bus fell more than 30 meters (100 feet) into the ravine while travelling downhill, said an official from the Fire and Rescue Department in the central Genting Highlands district.
Rescuers brought out injured survivors, the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to make public statements.
Bentong town police chief Mohamad Mansor Nor said he had no immediate details about the identities of the passengers on the bus.
Genting Highlands features Malaysia’s only legal casino, which attracts thousands of domestic visitors and foreign tourists from Singapore and China every week. Serious accidents are rare on the relatively well-maintained roads leading to the area’s main resorts.