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Singapore-bound train derails in Malaysia, 5 injured

Published on Jan 26, 2013 7:42 PM
 
A Singapore-bound train derailed and landed on its side, trapping the driver and injuring about five passengers just before the Kempas train station here today, the New Straits Times reported. -- PHOTO: CHINA PRESS

JOHOR BARU: A Singapore-bound train derailed and landed on its side, trapping the driver and injuring about five passengers just before the Kempas train station here today, the New Straits Times reported.

The KL Ekspres train left the Kulaijaya train station and was scheduled to reach the next station in Kempas at 3.30pm when the train derailed ten minutes before reaching the station.

Fire and Rescue Services Department assistant director Mohd Rizal Buang said the captain, who is in his 50s, sustained leg injuries and was trapped in the wreckage.

He said about five passengers suffered minor injuries.

 
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