Monorail Distrupted , One Dead, One Injured Crushed by Fallen Tree on Jalan Sultan Ismail

Monorail Distrupted , One Dead, One Injured Crushed by Fallen Tree on Jalan Sultan Ismail

KUALA LUMPUR: A 47-year-old man died while another 26-year-old man was injured in an incident involving a large tree falling on Sultan Ismail Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Chief of Dang Wangi District Police, Superintendent Nazron Abd Yusof, said the incident, which occurred around 2 pm, involved 17 vehicles of various types affected by the fallen tree.

He said a vehicle involved in the incident carried a local male victim, aged 47 who was confirmed dead.

“The body has been taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for post-mortem examination.

“Two more victims, a local man and a Swedish woman, who are likely the driver and passenger of an e-hailing vehicle, have been taken to HKL,” he told reporters at the scene on Tuesday.

He said action has been taken by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to clean up the area.

“The road will be completely closed for cleaning action and will be reopened after completion,” he said.

He added that the police also advised vehicle owners and injured victims to come forward to make reports for further action.

“The police will also obtain eyewitnesses besides tracing the family members of the deceased victim,” he said.

Operations at the scene also involved the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM), and the Malaysian Civil Defense Force (APM).

Assistant Director of Operations for the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department, M Fatta M Amin, said the two victims were trapped in their respective vehicles and successfully rescued by firefighters.

“One of the victims was confirmed dead by Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel, while the other injured victim is receiving treatment at the scene,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

He reported that the incident caused damage to 17 vehicles and the nearby monorail track was also blocked by branches from the fallen tree.

The incident also caused damage to public facilities in the area, including bus stops along the affected route.

“The Kuala Lumpur Operations Coordination Center received an emergency call at 2:19 pm and dispatched vehicles to the scene.

“Operation teams from BBP Jalan Hang Tuah along with three aid stations, BBP Titiwangsa, BBP Jalan Tun Razak, and BBP Sentul, along with FRT-4 and EMRS-4 vehicles, with a total of 27 other personnel,” he said in the statement.

Cleaning efforts were carried out by DBKL. According to a statement from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Facebook page, manpower from various areas of expertise has been mobilized for the cleaning operation in the incident area.

“For now, the work of cutting tree branches and diverting them is still ongoing.

“Next, DBKL will relocate the involved roof structures and street lights. All related work is expected to be completed late at night.

Following the fallen tree incident, the nearby monorail route was also affected, experiencing damage.

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd stated on Tuesday that, due to the incident, no monorail service is provided between KL Sentral Station and Medan Tuanku Station.

Therefore, the company has activated shuttle train and bus services to facilitate passenger transactions.

According to them, round-trip shuttle buses will be provided from KL Sentral to Medan Tuanku, while shuttle trains between Titiwangsa and Medan Tuanku (Platform 1) are provided for all users.

“Announcements via the official Rapid KL social media platform and at all Monorail Line stations have been made for passenger information.

“Rapid KL is cooperating with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to resolve the disruption as soon as possible.

“For now, police and fire personnel are controlling traffic conditions at the scene,” according to the statement.

Rapid Rail also stated that any updates will be periodically communicated through social media channels and the PULSE application.

“We apologize for this unforeseen disruption and thank passengers for their patience,” they said.

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