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11 injured after Kelantan-bound train derails

Published on Aug 18, 2012 3:37 PM

KUANTAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A train heading towards Kelantan derailed suddenly, injuring 11 passengers.

Lipis OCPD Supt Abdul Razak Hassan said two of the passenger train's carriages went offrail near the Merapoh railway station at about 6.30am on Saturday.

He said all 11 passengers, including three who suffered serious injuries, had been sent to Hospital Gua Musang for treatment.

Supt Abdul Razak added that the track was cleared shortly afterwards and the train continued on its journey towards Kelantan from Kuala Lumpur. The cause of the derailment is unknown.