LRT train mishap: 65 people still being treated at HKL, say police

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 65 victims are still being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur following the LRT mishap on Monday (May 24) night.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said 29 men and 36 women, all LRT passengers were still being treated at the hospital for various injuries.

“A total of 59 victims are locals while six others are foreigners,” he said when contacted on Tuesday (May 25).

The mishap occurred when two trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya line collided in a tunnel near the KLCC station.

ACP Mohamad Zainal had said 47 commuters suffered severe injuries, while 166 others had minor injuries.

Several videos and pictures of the incident have been circulating on social media and WhatsApp on the incident.

One of the videos shows someone bleeding from lacerations to the arm while several others are seen lying on the floor, presumably of one of the affected trains.

The Kelana Jaya line is the first fully automated metro line in Malaysia when it was opened in 1998.

With 37 stations, the Kelana Jaya line is the busiest metro line in Malaysia, moving nearly 300,000 passengers on an average working day before Covid-19 landed here.



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