Minister’s cousin was among injured


KUALA LUMPUR: One of the victims in yesterday’s train crash is the cousin of Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat.

Accounts clerk Ah See Mean, 21, who was given outpatient treatment at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital last night, said her father and Ong’s father were brothers.

Ah, who works at the Chin Woo Stadium, said she had boarded the train at Plaza Rakyat.

“The train suddenly came to a halt on the way. A few minutes later, there was a loud crash and I was thrown from my seat.”

She suffered bruises on her left leg and arm. Ah, who was in a wheelchair, was traumatised by the experience.
Another victim, Ecoo Abu Samad, 32, a Bangladeshi construction worker, who was also in the first train, said: “One woman was screaming in pain after she had suffered a sprained ankle.

“We were trapped in the train for 25 minutes before workers came to release us.”

Another passenger, R. Perumal, 48, a TNB consultant who was in the second train, suffered slight injuries to his neck when he hit a pole.

“The lights and air-conditioning went off after the crash. We opened the coach ourselves and I saw a few wounded passengers being taken to the hospital.”


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