Injured LRT crash victims will receive full medical treatment, says Finance Minister


PETALING JAYA: Victims of the LRT train mishap will receive full treatment for their injuries, says Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz (pic).

“The government will take the necessary measures to ensure that all victims are given comprehensive treatment and I pray that all of them will recover quickly.

“Thank you to the team who went all out in the rescue work to save the victims of this mishap,” he said in a press statement on Tuesday morning (May 25).

In a press conference earlier Tuesday, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said 64 passengers were still hospitalised, with six in critical condition and three requiring ventilators.

He also said Prasarana would cover the medical costs of each victim until their discharge.

Expressing his shock and sadness on the news, Tengku Zafrul also said that he had contacted Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong for the next steps in identifying the cause of the mishap.

“I have also instructed Prasarana Berhad, which is a company under the Ministry of Finance (Incorporated), to immediately investigate the matter.

“It is to prepare a detailed report about the cause of the incident and the steps that must be taken to ensure that this incident will not happen again in the future,” he said.

The mishap occurred on Monday night (May 24), when two trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya line collided in a tunnel near the KLCC station.

A total of 47 commuters suffered severe injuries, while another 166 had minor injuries, all of whom received treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

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