SEPANG: Fifteen family members of Malaysian victims involved in the tour bus tragedy in Chiang Mai on Sunday arrived in vans at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) around 10.30 am today from Batu Pahat.
Looking solemn, they registered in as a group without saying much.
One of them who declined to be named, said her brother-in-law (Ker Ah Hwee, 55) was one of the 13 who had perished in the incident.
“We will head to the hospital in Chiang Mai to make the identification, and arrangements for the remains and other matters,” she said when met.
She said the family came to know of the incident from the internet and contacted other close relatives.
“The tour agent also contacted my brother-in-law’s family,” she said.
It was earlier reported that the 15 would be leaving KLIA for Bangkok at 1 pm today.
Chiu Travel Sdn Bhd general manager Terence Yung had said the group from seven families would be accompanied by three staff to identify the victims, obtain the death certificates and bring home the remains.
According to an international news report, the bus carrying 22 Malaysians skidded after hitting a pickup truck on the way from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai.