Two trains collided in Kuala Lumpur and hundreds were injured


Two trains collided in the Malaysia’S capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday. One of the trains was carrying passengers. It was traveling in the opposite direction on the same track. The other, empty train, was going from Kampung Baru station to the Gombak station,More than 200 people were injured. Forty-seven of them had critical injuries. Videos and photos posted on social media showed several passengers bleeding and broken glass panels inside the trains. The trains collided in a tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations. The crash occurred in a section of tunnel about 100 meters (330 feet) away from the KLCC station outside the Petronas Towers which are the tallest twin towers in the world.


Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called for a full investigation to discover the cause of the accident. Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said the collision was the first major accident in the metro system’s 23 years of operation. He added: ‘One carriage was travelling at 20kph and another at around 40kph when the collision happened and this caused a significant jolt that threw some passengers out of their seats and this was how they sustained their injuries.” „We suspect that perhaps there was a miscommunication from the trains’ operations control center,” district police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said. Rail transport in Malaysia consists of heavy rail (including commuter rail), light rapid transit (LRT), mass rapid transit (MRT), monorails, airport rail links and a funicular railway line.