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Wednesday September 24, 2008 MYT 10:00:12 PM

Trains collide on LRT line (updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Four passengers sustained minor injuries when two STAR LRT trains collided about 200m from the Bukit Jalil LRT station on Wednesday.

According to BERNAMA, the four passengers have been sent to the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM).

The accident occurred at about 6.32pm Wednesday when one of the carriages of one train hit the back of another train. At the time of the collision there were about 300 passengers in total onboard both the trains.

RapidKL chief executive officer Suffian Baharuddin said the accident could have been caused by a technical problem.

“We hope the LRT services will be back to normal on Thursday. We are investigating the cause of the accident," he said.

Suffian added that because of the accident, the LRT services to and from the Star Sungai Besi, Bukit Jalil and Seri Petaling stations have been halted.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday night, Suffian said he was not able to confirm if services would resume to and from the three stations by Thursday morning.

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