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Victims in LRT collision tell of harrowing experience

They say passengers were flung about and some were injured by broken glass panels.

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Passengers on a Kelana Jaya line LRT train yesterday faced a harrowing moment when it suddenly stopped before they were flung by the impact of its collision with another train.

Passenger Afiq Luqman Mohd Baharudin, 27, said the impact of the collision saw everyone flung and falling to the floor.

“The accident, which happened in the tunnel near KLCC, resulted in many passengers, both seated and standing, suffering injuries,” he said when contacted.

Aliq Luqman said before the accident, the train had stopped for 15 minutes before moving again.

“We had only moved for a few seconds when the crash happened and the impact was so strong that I suffered injuries to my head, left leg and chest,” he said.

Afiq said he and the other passengers were helped out by a security team and rushed to the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, some victims took to social media to share their personal experiences of the crash.

Twitter user Lim Mahfudz was one of those who shared videos and photos of the incident, which he had recorded.

Describing the incident as a tragedy, he tweeted that he was all right and thanked God for saving his life, adding that the whole thing felt like a nightmare.

He said some passengers were also injured by glass panels which broke, while others were tossed around when the train suddenly hit its emergency brakes.

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