Around 150 stranded after Penang Hill train broke down

GEORGE TOWN: About 150 people were stranded halfway up Penang Hill after the train they were on broke down.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department (Fire Operation and Safety) officer Nafis Ariff Abdullah said firemen rushed to the scene after being alerted by a passenger on the train at 2.33pm on Saturday (Oct 3).

"The train was reportedly stuck near the middle station. Firemen arrived with four-wheel-drive vehicles and are in the midst of bringing down the victims," he said.

Photos of the incident, which have since gone viral, showed firemen assisting passengers down using the staircase beside the track.

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