More than 200 injured in a train collision in Malaysia

Two light rail trains collided in a tunnel, injuring more than 200 people, the first major crash for the 23-year-old metro system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The accident happened just before 13:00 GMT when a packed train collided with a second that was empty and heading in the opposite direction.
Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong told local media that a metro train carrying 213 passengers collided with a vacant carriage on a test-run in a tunnel near the Petronas Towers, one of the world’s tallest twin towers.
Forty-seven people suffered serious injuries and 166 had minor injuries in the accident, said police official Mohamad Zainal Abdullah.
According to officials, the trains were not moving fast at the time of the accident, with one traveling at 20 kilometers per hour and the other at 40 kilometers per hour.
They also stated that there was no evidence of foul play and that the accident appeared to be the result of a miscommunication.


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