PM: Govt to ensure LRT incident doesn’t recur


KUALA LUMPUR: The government will ensure that incidents such as the Light Rail Transit (LRT) train collision do not recur, says the Prime Minister.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the government took a serious view of the mishap involving the two LRT trains which collided on Monday, adding that a thorough investigation would be conducted.

“The issue of the collision has already reached the level of the special taskforce formed to investigate the cause. For over 20 years, we never heard of an LRT collision.

“But because it has happened, we feel sad and want to investigate. In a short time, we should know what happened, ” he said after visiting the victims and their families at Hospital Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

In the incident, 47 passengers were seriously injured while 166 suffered minor injuries when a train carrying passengers and a faulty train that was being test-driven collided in a tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations.

Muhyiddin said he had directed Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong to immediately restore LRT services, especially at the accident area, and to ride on the LRT himself to ensure its safety. — Bernama

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