'We're devastated,' says UK victim's dad

The British engineer who was killed during a tour bus accident in Pahang, Malaysia, on Sunday, was due to fly home to the UK this weekend, his father said.

Mr Harry Woolhouse, 32, had been working in Singapore for the past two years.

Speaking to UK newspaper The Telegraph on Sunday, his father, Mr Christopher Woolhouse, 67, said his son was returning home after a short holiday with friends.

"We just can't take it in. We're completely devastated," he said of the tragic news.

The senior Mr Woolhouse found out about his son's death only after his daughter saw a message about it on Facebook, The Telegraph said.

"We're in complete shock. It's Easter Sunday so we can't get hold of anyone to find out what's happened. We're in a mess really."

He last spoke to his son on the weekend before the tragedy.

Mr Woolhouse had told him he was looking forward to going home and spending time with his girlfriend in London, The Telegraph reported.


He was known to his friends and family as a warm and adventurous person.

One of his Singaporean friends, Miss Paige Lee, 24, told The New Paper that she had met Mr Woolhouse in a dance group, of which he was an active member.

She said Mr Woolhouse travelled a lot and "lived in the moment".

"He was very supportive, always cheerful with lots of energy.

"He hosted a small group of us at his house for Christmas dinner last year," said Miss Lee.

"He was so much fun to dance with."

- Additional reporting by Kok Yufeng