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  • 21 April 2014, 3:30

British Tourist Killed In Ravine Bus Crash

A British tourist has died after a double-decker bus skidded and rolled down a ravine in Malaysia, say reports.

The victim was identified by the Foreign Office as Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Peterborough.

The bus was taking foreign tourists to Singapore when it plunged down a 45ft slope next to an oil palm plantation in Pekan, the New Straits Times said.

Mr Woolhouse had recently moved to Singapore where he worked for engineering company Atkins.

Dr Martin Grant, chief executive of Atkins's energy division, paid tribute to the "extremely capable young engineer".

He said: "We are deeply upset to hear about the sad death of Harry Woolhouse in an accident in Malaysia today.

"Harry worked in our oil and gas division in Singapore and was a long standing member of the Atkins family.

"He joined us as a graduate chemical engineer and had worked for us in the UK and more recently in Singapore.

"He was a highly popular colleague who was an extremely capable young engineer who had a very promising career ahead of him.

"He will be very much missed by us all.

"We offer our heart-felt condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time."

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

Photos showed emergency services removing people on stretchers from the wreckage.

It is not known how many of the 39 people on board were injured.

The tourists were from the UK, US, France, China, India and Singapore, according to the New Straits Times.

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