KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21, 2015:

The Malaysian tourists injured in the bus crash in Chiang Mai, Thailand are admitted to various hospitals around the district, including Bangkok Hospital (Chiang Mai branch) there.

Meanwhile, all the deceased are at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

Malaysian ambassador to Thailand Datuk Nazirah Hussain said one of the seriously injured Malaysians had undergone an operation.

Nazirah also told the media that family members had been informed and some were already on their way to Chiang Mai.

The 13 Malaysians who were killed in the bus crash were Tan Thin Thin (39), Tan Sui Heng (54), Ker Bong Ngwang (57), Low Chee Lan (85), Ong Chai Hong (58), Ong Pek Ming (61), Chua Ah Kim (55), Oum See Seng (63), Ong Chui Hoe (53), Ker Ah Hwee (55), Teng Hian Min (57), Wong Yoke Ying (58) and Png Ee Ting (23).

A Thai tour guide also died in the crash, bringing the total number of fatalities to 14.

The injured Malaysians were Tan Yang Soon (64), Ker Shin Hui, Goh Bak Chai, Ng Too Hyiok (63), Lum Jia Miem (21), Lim Ah Gek (64), Lee Siew Kim (61), Teo Tien Chor (59) and Lim Guat Huay (53).

All of the Malaysians on board the bus were from Batu Pahat, Johor and the state’s Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

“I am deeply saddened over the incident and express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

“May the families of those affected be strong in facing this testing moment,” he said in a brief statement today.

The bus crash took place yesterday afternoon while it was carrying 22 Malaysians from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai.

Earlier, it was reported that the travel company in which the bus crash victims were travelling in had arranged for 15 family members of the victims to fly to Chiang Mai.

They would take a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok from KL International Airport and would later take a flight to Chiang Mai.

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