Thursday, October 21, 2021

65 victims still in hospital after LRT accident

Twenty-nine men and 36 women are still being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

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A total of 65 victims injured in an accident involving two Kelana Jaya LRT line trains near the KLCC station last night are still receiving treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said they comprised 29 men and 36 women.

“Those who are receiving treatment at HKL involve six foreigners while the rest are locals,” he said when contacted.

Yesterday, a total of 47 passengers suffered serious injuries while 166 escaped with minor injuries.

The 8.45pm incident involved a train carrying passengers and an empty train which was being test-driven following a fault.

The transport ministry has set up a special task force to investigate the cause of the incident.

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