More than 200 injured in Malaysian train crash

Videos on social media showed injured passengers lying in the train carriage and on the platform awaiting medical assistance.

The incident occurred at around 8.45 p.m. (1245 GMT) when one of the trains, which was empty after being repaired, collided head-on with another train carrying 213 passengers travelling in the opposite direction on the same track, district police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said.

The crash occurred in a section of tunnel about 100 metres (330 feet) away from the KLCC station outside the Petronas towers.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, the operator of the metro system, said in a statement on Tuesday (May 25) that service would operate at a reduced frequency following the accident, as well as amid new lockdown restrictions that came into effect on the same day.

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