LRT trains collision: Prasarana will bear medical costs, RM1, 000 each to 213 affected passengers  

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 25: The Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) will bear all medical treatment costs for the victims of the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line mishap that occurred at 8.33pm yesterday in a tunnel between KLCC LRT station and Kampung Baru LRT station.

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) in its statement said, the medical treatment includes the follow-up treatment and recompense loss of income. Besides that RM1, 000 each will be given to 213 affected passengers.

“As of 7.55pm on Monday, 25th May 2021, 21 victims were receiving treatment in Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL), six persons were in critical condition while 15 were in semi-critical condition.

“Forty three victims had been given outpatient treatment from an initial total of 64 persons who were brought to HKL,” the statement said.

According to the statement, at 8.33pm on 24th May 2021, a train (TR40) not in service and carrying no passenger collided with another train (TR81) with 213 passengers resulting in injuries.

The statement added, TR81 was moved to a point between LRT KLCC and LRT Kampung Baru stations from which all passengers were evacuated by 9.28pm.

“The rescue teams comprised of personnel from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) and medical officers from HKL. They arrived on the scene at 8.50pm,” the statement added.

On another development, MOT had its first meeting this morning to identify the task force members and its terms of reference and was headed by MOT Secretary General Datuk Isham Ishak.

The statement said, investigating teams comprising personnel from various agencies have been rapidly assigned to collate all investigation reports to be prepared into a final report.

“The report will form the basis of a Cabinet paper which covers the preliminary report on the chronology of the incident, casualties, formation of a task force and investigation committee, and a plan of action including proposals for long-term improvements,” the statement added.-Malaysia World News       



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