Redang Island, Malaysia (WikiCommons)
Redang Island, Malaysia (WikiCommons)

A British man has been killed after a bus crashed and rolled 15 feet down a ravine in Malaysia.

Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Peterborough, was on a double-decker travelling to Singapore when it crashed and rolled into an oil palm plantation.

Other passengers on the bus, including tourists from America, France, India and China, survived the crash, which happened at around 4.20pm on Easter Sunday.

The driver is reported to have suffered spinal injuries.

"It was raining and I suddenly lost control of the vehicle when descending the sloping stretch. The bus span several times before it rolled over the slope on the left side of the road," he told the New Straits Times.

It's thought the bus was bringing holiday-makers back from Pulau Redang - an island off Malaysia's east coast.

One passenger said: "It happened so fast that the only thing I could remember was the bus had already landed in a bush.

"Luckily my friends and I managed to crawl out through the broken windows."

The Foreign Office confirmed Woolhouse's death, adding: "We are providing consular assistance to his family at this sad time."