More than 200 folks had been injured in Malaysia on Monday when two metro mild rail trains collided in an underground tunnel near the Petronas Twin Towers within the capital Kuala Lumpur, officers stated.
The incident occurred at round 8.45 PM (1245 GMT) when one of many trains, which was empty after being repaired, collided head-on with one other prepare carrying 213 passengers travelling in the other way on the identical monitor, district police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah stated.
Forty-seven folks had been severely damage and 166 others sustained minor accidents, he informed reporters. The crash occurred in a bit of tunnel about 100 metres (330 ft) away from the KLCC station outdoors the Petronas towers.
“We are still investigating the incident…, but we suspect that perhaps there was a miscommunication from the trains’ operations control center,” Mohamad Zainal stated.
Videos and photographs of the incident posted on social media confirmed a number of bleeding commuters and damaged glass panels contained in the trains, operated by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad.
Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong stated the collision was the primary main accident within the metro system’s 23 years of operation, and he pledged a radical investigation.
The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers on the planet.
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