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KTM Komuter train derails near Rawang station (Updated)


PETALING JAYA: A KTM Komuter train derailed near the Rawang KTM station on Friday morning, but fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

A source told The Star that the train derailed at approximately 10.15am.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) president Datuk Elias Kadir confirmed the incident, adding that he was on the way to the station at the moment.

Arriving at the scene at about 12pm, The Star noticed that the first of the three coaches of the derailed Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) had run off an inner track and was sitting on an outer track.

A Rawang local who wanted only to be known as Fauzi, 24, said the train derailed when it was switching tracks.

He said the train was at the time coming from Tanjung Malim and was on its way to the Rawang station. 

"The first coach was following the outer track, but the other two coaches were on the inner track," he said.

Fauzi said that the train was carrying about 120 passengers when it derailed, though he said no one was hurt. 

When asked where the passengers were, he said they had been transferred to another train to continue their journey.

At around 1.35pm KTMB workers separated the two rear coaches from the EMU and attached it to a locomotive.

The locomotive than successfully pulled the two coaches away from the first derailed coach.

Accident , KTM Komuter , Train

   

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