British man dies in Malaysia bus crash

32-year-old Harry Christopher Woolhouse was the only person killed in the accident on Sunday

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A British man has been killed in a bus crash in Malaysia, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Peterborough, died after the double-decker bus reportedly plunged into a ravine on Sunday.

The vehicle was reportedly taking foreign tourists to Singapore when it fell down a 15-metre slope at an oil plantation.

Mr Woolhouse was the only person killed in the crash, which happened along the Segamat-Kuantan highway near the Felda Chini junction in the east of the country, The New Straits Times reported.

He was one of 38 passengers on-board, including tourists from the UK, US, France, China and India, the Malaysian newspaper said.

The bus driver, known only as “Along”, told The New Straits Times he was transporting the tourists back to Singapore after they had spent their holidays in Redang Island off the Malaysian coast.

He said: “It was raining and I suddenly lost control of the vehicle when descending the sloping stretch. The bus spun several times before it rolled over the slope on the left side of the road.”

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are providing consular assistance to his family at this sad time.”

Additional reporting by Press Association

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