Selangor Journal

Man falls, run over by train at Dato’ Keramat LRT Station

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — A 27-year-old man died when he was run over by a Light Rail Transit (LRT) train after he fell onto the track at the Dato’ Keramat LRT station yesterday night.

According to the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department Operation Commander Mohd Fabell Md Yasin, the department received a distress call at 9.05pm about the incident.

The victim was run over by the train and pronounced dead at the scene by medical officers.

“Efforts to extricate the victim was done with the cooperation of the LRT technician who managed to reverse the train to enable firemen to remove the victim’s body from the LRT track,” he said in a statement.

Fabell said the victim’s remains were handed to the police for further action.

Meanwhile, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd said that following the incident, the Kelana Jaya route services were disrupted, and passengers had to wait for a long time.

In a statement, it said alternative rail services, including support bus services, were activated to assist the commuters.

“We will cooperate and work with the authorities to carry out an investigation into the incident. We wish to apologise for any inconveniences caused due to the incident,” Rapid Rail said.

— Bernama

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