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Genting to spend $3-4 billion in Las Vegas in push for U.S. gaming empire

By Siva Sithraputhran KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Genting Bhd, Southeast Asia's biggest gaming group, will spend an initial $3 billion to $4 billion to develop an unfinished resort on the Las Vegas strip, as it seeks to build a U.S. empire of casino and leisure assets. The Malaysian company is seeking to expand in the United States as the world's largest economy starts to recover, and as various states relax restrictions ranging from casino licenses to online gambling.

Genting to spend $3-4 billion on developing unfinished Las Vegas resort

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Genting Bhd <GENT.KL>, Southeast Asia's largest gaming and leisure group, will spend $3 billion to $4 billion developing an unfinished resort on the Las Vegas strip, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Genting bought the resort from Boyd Gaming Corp <BYD.N> earlier this year for $350 million, in its first push into the U.S. gambling mecca dominated by the likes of Las Vegas Sands <LVS.N>.

Foreigners among dead in horrific Malaysia bus crash

Several foreigners were among 37 people killed when a bus hurtled into a ravine in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, but an official Thursday denied reports the vehicle was overloaded and had a history of citations. The privately operated bus had 53 aboard when it veered off a treacherous mountain road leading to a highland resort Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on a mountainside.

Foreigners among dead in horrific Malaysia bus crash

Officials confirmed Thursday foreigners were among the 37 people killed when a bus crashed in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, as reports said the vehicle was overloaded and had been banned from roads. The express bus had 53 aboard when it veered off a busy and treacherous mountain road Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on the mountainside. The dead included 14 Malaysians, a Korean, one Nepalese, and a Bangladeshi-born Canadian passport-holder, said health ministry official Jeya Indran Sinnadurai.

Foreigners among dead in horrific Malaysia bus crash

At least six foreigners were among 37 people killed when a bus crashed in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, officials confirmed Thursday as reports said the vehicle was overloaded and had a history of citations. The private bus had 53 aboard when it veered off a busy and treacherous mountain road Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on a mountainside. According to the Health Ministry and police, the dead include 14 Malaysians, two Indians, a Korean, a Nepalese, and two Bangladeshis. One of the Bangladeshis also held a Canadian passport.

Bus in deadly Malaysia crash was overloaded

A bus that plunged into a ravine, killing 37 in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, was overloaded according to reports Thursday that indicated the vehicle had been banned from the roads and that foreigners were among the casualties. Authorities say the express bus was carrying 53 people when it veered off a busy and treacherous mountain road Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured on the mountainside. Sixteen survivors have been sent to hospitals, with some reportedly in critical condition.

37 killed in Malaysia's deadliest road accident

At least 37 people are confirmed dead after a bus tumbled into a deep ravine Wednesday in Malaysia's worst-ever road accident, an official said. The toll could climb further because 16 other passengers were injured, with hospitals reporting some in critical condition. Authorities said the bus was carrying 53 passengers when it went off a swerving road and plunged down a steep 70-metre (200-foot) slope in the Genting Highlands, famed for a flashy gambling and entertainment resort about an hour's drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Coach tumbles into Malaysian ravine

A bus carrying up to 45 people plunged into a deep ravine near a Malaysian mountaintop tourist resort Wednesday, police said, but added they had no information yet on casualties. The vehicle tumbled off a steep road near the Genting Highlands, a gambling and entertainment resort about an hour's drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur, police said. Police said the bus was part of a line that ferries locals and tourists between the capital and the hill resort. jsm-dma/pj

Coach tumbles into Malaysian ravine

A bus carrying up to 45 people plunged into a deep ravine near a Malaysian mountaintop tourist resort Wednesday, police said, but added they could not yet confirm any casualties. The vehicle tumbled off a steep road near the Genting Highlands, a gambling and entertainment resort about an hour's drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur, police said. "We believe the bus had about 40 to 45 people inside but we are not sure of their nationalities," a local police officer in the area told AFP by phone.

20 dead, toll expected to rise in Malaysia bus crash

At least 20 people are confirmed dead and the toll was expected to climb after a bus plunged into a deep Malaysian ravine Wednesday in one of the country's worst-ever road accidents. Police said the bus was carrying 49 passengers when it tumbled down a steep 70-metre (200-foot) slope in the Genting Highlands, which is famed for a flashy gambling and entertainment resort about an hour's drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur. "We have 20 confirmed dead," a local fire department official, M. Mahendran, told AFP by phone.
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