Man ran over by train after falling on tracks at Dato' Keramat LRT Station


KUALA LUMPUR: A 27-year-old man died when he was run over by a Light Rail Transit (LRT) train after he fell onto the track at the Dato' Keramat LRT station on Friday (Dec 1) night.

According to the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department Operation Commander Mohd Fabell Md Yasin, the department received a distress call at 9.05pm about the incident.

The victim was run over by the train and pronounced dead at the scene by medical officers.

"Efforts to extricate the victim was done with the cooperation of the LRT technician who managed to reverse the train to enable firemen to remove the victim’s body from the LRT track,” he said in a statement.

Mohd Fabell said the remains of the victim were handed to the police for further action.

"His death was confirmed by an assistant medical officer at around 11.13pm," said Wangsa Maju OCPD Ashari Abu Samah in a statement on Saturday (Dec 2).

He added that the case has been classified as "Sudden Death".

Meanwhile, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (Rapid Rail) in a statement on Friday said following the incident, services to the Kelana Jaya route were disrupted and passengers had to wait for a long time.

The statement added that alternative rail services, including support bus services, were activated to assist the commuters.

"Rapid Rail will cooperate and work with the authorities to carry out an investigation into the incident. We wish to apologise for any inconveniences caused due to the incident,” said the statement.

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