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Malaysian authorities probe metro crash that left over 200 injured-World News , Happy Easterday

Malaysian authorities probe metro crash that left over 200 injured-World Information , Joyful Easterday

The accident occurred near a station beneath the landmark Petronas Twin Towers: one of many busiest on the community. The affected line resumed companies early on Tuesday

Injured passengers mendacity on stretchers outdoors KLCC station after an accident involving two Gentle Rail Transit (LRT) trains in Kuala Lumpur. STR / AFP

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities had been on Tuesday investigating a collision between metro trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured greater than 200 individuals, as dramatic accounts emerged of the crash.

A packed prepare collided with one other that was empty and heading in the wrong way round 8:45 pm Monday in an underground tunnel near the landmark Petronas Twin Towers.

Passengers had been left battered and bruised after being thrown throughout carriages through the crash, with many evacuated on stretchers. Most suffered minor accidents however 64 had been taken to hospital and 6 had been in important situation Tuesday, authorities stated. One passenger, Lim Mahfudz, described the second the trains collided.

“This resulted in all seated passengers being thrown… and standing passengers being thrown,” he wrote on Twitter, including individuals had been injured as glass flew across the carriage. It was a “actual nightmare”, he stated.

“The influence was so sturdy that I suffered accidents to my head, left leg and chest,” one other passenger, Afiq Luqman Mohd Baharudin, instructed official information company Bernama.

Shaken passengers needed to be evacuated by emergency employees from the tunnel and introduced as much as the floor. The empty prepare had a driver on the controls and was being examined after repairs, authorities stated, whereas the total prepare was on autopilot.

Transport minister Wee Ka Siong stated that preliminary investigations advised human error was responsible and that the driving force had pushed the empty prepare within the flawed route. “This brought on the (head-on) collision,” he stated.

The accident occurred near a station beneath the Twin Towers: one of many busiest on the community. The affected line resumed companies early Tuesday.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has described the crash as “severe” and urged authorities and the prepare operator to “conduct an in-depth probe”. The accident was the worst on the metro system because it started operations about 25 years in the past, though there have been much less severe incidents.

In 2008, 4 passengers suffered minor accidents when two trains collided.

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Updated: May 25, 2021 — 10:55 am

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