KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad to conduct a full investigation into tonight’s two-train crash on the LRT Kelana Jaya line near the KLCC station.
Muhyiddin also called for stern action to be taken immediately.
“I view this accident seriously and have ordered the Ministry of Transport and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad to carry out a full probe to identify the cause of this accident, and stern action needs to be taken immediately,” he said in a statement.
“I understood that security and emergency personnel are at the scene. Hopefully the rescue work goes smoothly and the passengers involved are safe, while those injured are given immediate treatment.
“Priority should now be given to the accident victims, and I have instructed all parties to cooperate fully to ensure the victims receive comprehensive treatment as we are also in the midst of a rising Covid-19 pandemic wave,” he added.
At least 166 people were hurt including 47 with serious injuries when the two LRT Kelana Jaya Line trains collided near the KLCC station tonight, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.
In a press conference at the station, he said the 8.33pm collision involved one train carrying passengers and another vacant train on a test run.
Wee confirmed that there were 232 on board the occupied train at the time of the crash.
Earlier tonight, pictures and videos began circulating on social media depicting bloodied and crying riders in the moments after the crash.