Over 200 injured in metro train collision in Kuala Lumpur

Over 200 were wounded, including 47 suffering serious injuries, as two metro light rail trains collided in a tunnel in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur on May 24.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. as an empty train collided head-on with another one carrying 232 people on the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit line at an underground section near the KLCC station outside the Petronas Towers.

A minister said 166 people suffered light injuries while 47 were seriously injured, adding that some of the injured were sent to the hospital. The empty train was on a test run.

He added the incident was the first of its kind in the LRT’s 23-year history, adding that a special panel will be formed to probe the collision.

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s Prime Minister said on social media that he was informed of the accident and that security and emergency officers are on the scene.

The prime minister shared he has ordered an investigation into the accident.

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1141370

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