Malaysian train collision : More than 200 people injured
In the first significant collision for the 23-year-old metro system, two light rail trains crashed in a tunnel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, injuring more than 200 people.
Following the Monday night incident, pictures on social media revealed bloodied passengers, some of whom were laying on the carriage floor strewn with blood and shattered glass.
A metro train carrying 213 passengers collided with an unoccupied carriage on a test run in a tunnel near the Petronas Structures, one of the world's highest twin towers, according to Malaysian Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong.
Three passengers are in critical condition and have been intubated, according to Federal Territory Minister Annuar Musa. More than 40 people suffered critical injuries, while another 160 had minor ones.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin vowed that the cause would be thoroughly investigated. According to police, a miscommunication from the train's operation control centre was to blame. The train with passengers was totally automated and managed by the operation centre, whereas the empty carriage had a driver.