LRT Accident: Six victims in critical condition, Prasarana to compensate 213 passengers

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 – Six of the 64 passengers taken to the Hospital KL after being injured in the late evening train accident here involving two Kelana Jaya LRT lines are in critical condition, with three of them on ventilators.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa in his Twitter posting early this morning said that 21 of them have been warded while the rest have gone home.

In a press conference here today, public transport operator Prasarana Malaysia Bhd’s Chairman Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman announced a RM1,000 compensation package for each of the 213 passengers affected by the collision between the two trains.

Tajuddin expressed deep regret for the accident and said the company will take full responsibility over the matter. He said the company will also foot their hospitalisation costs and compensate them for loss of income.

The Kelana Jaya line has resumed operations meanwhile investigations are ongoing on the incident.

A team of 218 members from the police and armed forces, City Hall, Fire and Rescue Department acted switfly following the accident and took about an hour to bring to safety the victims and transport them to the hospital.

— WE