Six people are in critical condition after a head-on collision between two Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains near the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) which left more than 210 people injured on 24 May.
In a statement on Tuesday morning (25 May), train operator Prasarana Malaysia said that 64 out of the 213 injured passengers were currently hospitalised at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Out of the 64 people, six of them were in critical condition and three required ventilation support. Meanwhile, 15 people were in semi-critical condition while 43 people were suffering from minor injuries.
A special task force has been formed to investigate the cause of the accident, said Malaysian Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong. In a phone interview with RTM on Tuesday (25 May), Dr Wee said the task force will be given two weeks to complete its investigation.
He said that based on his visit to the accident location on Monday night, it was clear that the two LRT trains had collided ‘head-on’.
‘This is something that is out of the ordinary and it is not supposed to happen. I have instructed for a complete investigation to be done and we want to know what’s the cause of the accident,’ said Dr Wee.
‘Is it signalling, or system, or complications, or human error? We want to identify over the next two weeks. A special task force will be formed, and its objective is to determine the exact cause of the collision,’ he added.
On Tuesday morning, the LRT Kelana Jaya Line in Kuala Lumpur resumed service at 6am with trains operating on a single track.
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