KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen people including the driver were killed and 17 others injured when a bus plunged off a cliff on Saturday in southern Malaysia, the state news agency Bernama reported.
The accident took place at around 4 a.m. local time (2000 GMT Friday) when the bus was traveling from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur on the North-South Expressway in Johor state, said Johor Fire and Rescue Department Deputy Director Mohd Yusof Mohd Gunnos.
He said the injured had been sent to a nearby hospital. It was not known yet what caused the bus to skid the road, but the deputy director said initial investigation showed the road was in good condition.
Millions of Malaysians headed home or went traveling during the three-day Christmas holiday, most of them by car, making the main North-South Expressway crowded.