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Firm pays tribute to "highly popular colleague" killed in Malaysia bus crash

Tributes have been paid to Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Market Deeping near Peterborough, who was killed after a double-decker bus reportedly plunged into a ravine in Malaysia yesterday.

The bus full of tourists was understood to be returning to Singapore from a trip to Redang Island off the Malaysian coast when it fell down a 15-metre slope at an oil palm plantation yesterday.

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

The firm has paid the following tribute:

“We are deeply upset to hear about the sad death of Harry Woolhouse in an accident in Malaysia.

"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.”

– Dr Martin Grant, CEO of Atkins’ Energy division