Prasarana Malaysia Bhd will provide RM1,000 special assistance to each of 213 victims involved in the collision of two of its light rail transit (LRT) trains in the tunnel between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations last night on Monday (May 24).
Prasarana chairman Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said 64 passengers were still hospitalized, with six in critical condition and three requiring respiratory support.
Today in a press conference, Tajuddin announced that Prasana will cover the medical costs of every victim until they are discharged.
He said, “we (Prasarana) are deeply saddened. This is a tragedy, an incident beyond our control. We are also ready to accept possibility and apologize for what happened, but we’ll try our best to take care of everything, what is needed to the passengers and the public.”
Tajuddin added, “Prasarana will also cooperate with the Royal Malaysia Police in their investigation in the the case under Section 201 of the Land Transport Act 2010.”
Meanwhile, Tajuddin gave assurance that the company’s train service will run as usual using unaffected trains while the two trains involved were being repaired.
Yesterday, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the ministry will set up a special task force to investigate the cause of the crash and expected the result of the investigation to be presented to the ministry in two weeks’ time.