Locomotive of passenger train catches fire near Tanah Merah

TANAH MERAH: The locomotive of a Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) Ekspres Rakyat Timuran passenger train travelling from Tumpat to Johor Baru caught fire in an incident at Taman Tasek Kiara, here Thursday (March 2) night.

Tanah Merah Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) chief Mohd Zulkifli Osman said when the station was alerted of the incident at 10.36pm, 12 personnel and two FRT trucks from Tanah Merah BBP and Machang BBP were rushed to the scene.

"Firefighters were at the scene by 10.39pm and they found the locomotive of the train on fire.

"By 11pm the fire was brought under control, " he said in a statement.

The train driver was injured and was taken to Tanah Merah Hospital for treatment.

"All the train passengers were unhurt. The cause of fire is still under investigation," he added. - Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

train , head , passenger , fire , Tanah Merah


Next In Nation

Illegal water connections near University Malaysia Sabah removed
Two friends drown at Pantai Kuala Muda
Dr Wee extends Aidiladha greetings to all Muslims
SKM approves RM85.9mil funding for large-scale cooperative projects
Man succumbs to injuries in head-on collision in Sabah
DBKK issues 16 compound notices against developers for operating beyond permitted hours
Purple-dressed policewomen on motorcycles to make presence felt in Kota Kinabalu
Sabah police to wrap up water protest probe soon
Local man detained for failing to produce documents for controlled goods
All consumer complaints will be investigated, says Sabah Domestic Trade Ministry

Others Also Read