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Yesterday (20 August), Rapid KL took it to Facebook to announce that the LRT Ampang/Sri Petaling line has been disrupted after a “track intrusion incident” after a woman trespassed the railway.
According to Malaysia Gazette, Sentul district police chief Beh Eng Lai said that the police has received a report at 4.30 p.m. and they rushed to the scene immediately.
In a statement he also said that the women had fallen onto the tracks and was crushed by a train, and that they had yet to ascertain her identity.
“Based on CCTV footage, the incident is believed to have occurred when the woman was walking on the tracks when the train is not moving.”
“The woman was sitting on the tracks and she fell when the train started moving before being crushed.” he said.
He added that the woman did not carry any documents, including her identification card with her when the incident happened. The police are still investigating the case too.
Meanwhile, a spokesman from the Sentul Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) said that they received information regarding the incident at 5 p.m., which they have acted immediately to the scene and helped remove the bodies that had been crushed by the train from the tracks.
“The process to remove the body was took about half an hour later before we handed it over to the police for further action.” he said.
On the other hand, Rapid KL in a statement said that the police, fire and rescue department, the health ministry, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the Land Public Transport Agency were investigating the incident.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident and would like to apologise to our passengers for the service disruption. For the safety of all involved, the LRT Sentul Timur Station and LRT PWTC Station will remain closed until further notice.”
“Rapid KL will give full cooperation to the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation is carried out. We are also embarking on a comprehensive audit of our stations’ safety and security measures in order to minimise risks of such incidents in the future.” Rapid KL said.
They added that the service on the LRT Ampang/Sri Petaling line from the Putra Heights station heading towards Ampang is operating normally until the Sultan Ismail station.
From there, complimentary shuttle buses are provided at 30-minute intervals to the Sentul Timur Station, and vice-versa.
Lastly, Rapid KL urged the public to stop sharing photos of the incident online to respect the privacy of the deceased and to avoid speculating the nature of the incident.
Read the statement from Rapid KL here: