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LRT Collision: How Exactly Did Two LRT Trains Come On Same Track In Kuala Lumpur – Police’s Account

The authorities have started a thorough probe in the head-on collision that left over 200 passengers injured in Kelana Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. As per police’s account, the accident occured due to a miscommunication. Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said that one of the two trains, that carried passengers, was driverless. The other one was empty, with a driver, and was supposed to follow instructions. However, there was a miscommunication that confused the driver. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Transport minister Wee Ka Siong have issued instructions for a thorough probe.

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The head-on collision between the two LRT trains in Kuala Lumpur left over 200 injured, and the authorities flabbergasted – on account as two trains came on the same track. The LRTs are supposed to run on separate tracks and never come on each other’s way by default. However, this still happened. As per Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah, this happened due to a miscommunication at the base. He added that a driverless passenger train had collided with an empty manually-driven train. The empty train was going towards KLCC from Kampung Baru towards  at 8.45pm. He said that the driver of one of the trains could not ‘detect’ the other train due to a communication error.

In the aftermath, Transport minister Wee Ka Siong said that a dedicated task force would investigate the cause of the accident. “The results of the investigation will be announced within two weeks,” he said.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has also issued the directives for thorough investigation in the matter. “I take this accident seriously and have instructed the transport ministry and Prasarana Malaysia to conduct a full investigation to identify the cause of this accident,” Muhyiddin Yassin said.