Published: Thursday September 6, 2012 MYT 12:38:00 PM
Updated: Thursday September 6, 2012 MYT 12:41:06 PM
Bodies of students killed in road accident in Russia to arrive home Friday
VLADIVOSTOK: The bodies of Malaysian students Hanisah Muhd Shah and Adzreen Binyati, who were killed in a road accident in Vladimirskaya, Russia, Sunday night are expected to arrive in Kuala Lumpur Friday morning.
The autopsies have been completed and if all the necessary procedures are cleared in Moscow Thursday, the bodies will be put on a plane to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai, Malaysian ambassador Datuk Zainol Abidin Omar told Malaysian journalists covering the Apec 2012 meeting, here.
Hanisah, Adzreen and five other Malaysian medical students from the University of Nishny Novgorod State Medical Academy were on their way to Nishny Novgorod from Moscow when the tragedy happened.
The van they were travelling in collided head-on with another van.
The other five students who were warded at a Vladimirskaya hospital following the accident have since been transferred to a hospital in Nishny Novgorod, Zainol Abidin said.
He said an insurance company would be sending a medical officer to check on the five students and if they were cleared of any serious injury, would continue with their studies at the university.
Meanwhile, investigations are being carried out on the cause of the accident.
There are 3,000 Malaysians studying in Russia currently, with the majority of them pursuing medicine. - Bernama