M’sian Lady Swallowed By Escalator Which Collapsed At KL Sentral

Image: KLIA2, Facebook (Foong Pc)

It’s 2 October 2019, and you know what that means:

That’s right you gorgeous little whippersnapper; it’s time for The Fk I’m Reading Wednesday!!

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And so, I bet you’re wondering.

“Omg what do you have in store for us today, Mister?”

In response, I simply present to you the following headline:

M’sian Lady Swallowed By Escalator Which Collapsed At KL Sentral; Brought To Hospital

And in the process subtly change the theme for today to…

Take Care Of Yourself On Escalators Wednesday.

M’sian Lady Swallowed By Escalator Which Collapsed At KL Sentral; Brought To Hospital

The following accident might’ve occurred across the causeway, but please do take precaution nevertheless, because an escalator accident just happened last week in Singapore.

Anyways.

According to World Of Buzzan escalator had malfunctioned at the KL Sentral LRT station on Monday evening (30 September), injuring a woman in the process. This incident was confirmed by LRT operator Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, based on a statement on their Rapid KL Facebook page.

Image: Rapid KL Facebook Page

Lest you can’t read the attachment because of certain unveiled reasons, here’s a transcript of the whole Facebook statement:

“Rapid KL regretfully confirms that an escalator malfunctioned at KL Sentral LRT station earlier this evening. The incident caused a female guest to be injured. She has been taken to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment and we are monitoring her condition closely to ensure that she gets the medical attention and assistance she needs. Her family has been notified.

The escalator is now decommissioned and an investigation was launched immediately to identify the cause of the malfunction.

We will issue further updates and statement on the matter when more information is available.

We apologise for any anxiety caused and assure you that we are working very hard to resolve the situation.

Should you have any questions, please get in touch with us at Rapid KL Helpline at 03-7885 2585 or email to [email protected]

For media enquiries, please contact Sofian at +60 19 460 1110.”

According to the statement, the injured woman has since been rushed to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment, and Rapid KL has expressed that they are monitoring her condition closely to ensure that she’s getting the medical attention and assistance she needs.

Her family has also been notified of her situation.

As for the faulty escalator in question, it has reportedly been decommissioned and is now closed for further investigation into the matter.

And while the cause of the malfunction has yet to be determined, Rapid KL says they will issue further updates when available.

Additional Sources

According to World Of Buzzthe escalator that malfunctioned was allegedly the one servicing the platform for passengers heading to the Putra Heights. And while it’s not certain, it has been speculated that the woman was swallowed up by the escalator.

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