Horrific images show bodies spread out on the nearby grass and covered with blankets as emergency services battled in vain to enter a drain and pull victims from the water. Another picture shows the bus wedged between the drain that measures 32ft in height, with the bonnet crumbled. Victims were carried away in body bags by coroners. Officials say the majority of the victims were in their 20s.
The devastating incident happened on the way to work this evening in Sepang, where workers were departing for a midnight shift at manpower agency Mutiara Kayamas.
Company spokeswoman Nur Nadiah Wahab said 10 of the victims died instantly and that the eleventh died in hospital.
She added: “For those killed in the crash, we will provide the necessary assistance to send their bodies to their respective country of origin.”
The district is located in the southern part of the state of Selangor in Malaysia.
Fire and rescue services say the driver has been rescued and that of those killed three were from Indonesia, two victims were from Bangladesh and five were from Nepal.
The nationality of the last victim is not yet known, local reports say.