Remains of PKNS staff to be flown home by Saturday


The remains of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) staff Azalan Miswan who was killed in a road accident in Turkey yesterday will be brought home by Saturday at the latest.

PKNS chief operating officer Norita Mohd Sidek (picture) said the agency was trying to get the remains on the earliest flight home to allow the body to be buried in the country.

“We are trying to get the remains as well as other staff members involved in the accident who have been discharged from the hospital on the earliest flight home, maybe tomorrow or on Saturday.

“For those who have not been allowed to be discharged, we will bring them home on another flight,” she said when met by reporters here today.

Norita said nine PKNS staff were injured in the accident, eight of whom were still being treated at three different hospitals there.

“PKNS staff who were not injured and discharged from the hospital are now being placed at a hotel provided by the Malaysian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey,” she said.

Norita said the incident was believed to have occurred when the bus driver lost control of the vehicle after one of its tyres burst.

On behalf of PKNS, she expressed gratitude to the Foreign Ministry, the Malaysian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, The Turkish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari for the assistance rendered.

PKNS today confirmed that one of its staff died in a tour bus accident in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, yesterday.

The bus which was heading from Pamukkale to Cappadocia was ferrying 35 PKNS staff when the accident occurred around 11.35 am local time.

Wisma Putra in a statement today also said that a Malaysian was killed and 10 others were injured in the mishap.