Tuesday, October 19, 2021

47 critically injured as LRT trains collide near KLCC

166 others sustained light injuries.

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Dozens of passengers on two LRT trains on the Kelana Jaya line were injured following a head-on collision near the KLCC route tonight.

Forty-seven were critically injured while 166 sustained light injuries in the incident which took place at about 8.35pm.

Social media users have been sharing pictures of scenes in the trains.

It is learnt that emergency and rescue services have evacuated passengers.

According to Prasarana Malaysia, the incident involved trains number 40 and 81.

“Our priority is to get all our passengers to safety. Alternative transport arrangements will be provided.

“We are working as quickly as possibly to extend aid and rectify the situation. Please stay calm and follow instructions,” the company said in a statement.

Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa said no deaths were reported.

“The train was coming from Ampang station,” he said. “It happened at KLCC underground.”

Police said the collision happened between the KLCC and Kampung Baru stations.

One of the trains was being test driven from Kampung Baru to Gombak when it collided head-on with another train coming from Gombak with 213 passengers on board.

Police believe there might have been a miscommunication at the LRT control centre.

“We will carry out an investigation under Section 201 of the Land Transport Act,” said Dang Wangi district police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah.

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said a special task force would be formed to investigate the incident.

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