LRT crash: Dad who got call from injured daughter distressed by passengers' screams


One side of the lane at KLCC LRT station was closed for repairing works. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The screams and cries of his daughter when she called him on her way home were enough to tell Kamarozaman Jamaludin that all was not well.

Kamarozaman, whose 25-year-old daughter Nur Fashilah Al Jiilah was a passenger on board one of the two trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya line that collided on Monday (May 24), said a feeling of dread overcame him when he received a call from her at about 8.30pm.

“She told me about the accident and at the time, I could only pray to try and calm down. I was even more distressed when I heard the screams and cries of other injured passengers on the train, ” said the 55-year-old.

Speaking to Sinar Harian when met at Hospital Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (May 25), Kamarozaman said his daughter was heading home to Klang from her office in Jalan Ampang when the incident happened.

His daughter, he said, had difficulty speaking and kept repeating herself during the call.

“She must have been traumatised and she is now being treated because she can’t move her legs.

"I am unsure of her exact condition because she isn’t saying much, ” he added.

Kamarozaman said he saw how much blood there was in the pictures of the incident that have gone viral and was thankful that Nur Fashilah was safe.

On Monday night, a train under manual control that was undergoing testing had run into another that was carrying 213 passengers between the underground KLCC and Kampung Baru stations.

The incident left 47 people severely injured and 166 others with light injuries.

They were later sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment.

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