An Indonesian woman was hit by a commuter train at KM42.1 near the UKM Bangi station on Sunday (15th May) as she was trying to cross the train tracks.

According to The Star, the victim, Dasma, was hit by the train travelling towards Bangi at 6:30pm. The 65-year-old, who suffered from severe injuries to her head, died at the scene.

Source: Wikimedia
Source: Wikimedia

Kajang district police chief ACP Othman Nanyan said:

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The body of the victim has been sent to the Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem.

In other news, a teenager perished after he was hit by an Electronic Train Service (ETS) in Megat Dewa, Kedah. The 19-year-old boy tried to cross the double-track, but unfortunately, died instantly after the train hit him. The accident occurred at 4:41pm yesterday (15th May).

Kubang Pasu district police chief Superintendent Abdul Rahim Abdullah said:

Due to the impact, parts of his body were torn off and scattered about a kilometer from the location where he was hit. The train stopped for a while after the incident but since there were passengers on board, the train continued its journey south.

Source: Sky Scraper City
Source: Sky Scraper City

Mohd Afendy Yaziz, from Belakang Bernas, Megat Dewa, was believed to have crossed the double-track below the Megat Dewa overhead bridge to visit a shop located on the opposite side of the track.

The body parts of the victim have been collected and sent to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for a post-mortem. The case is being investigated as sudden death.

As freak accidents accidents such as the above become more and more common, we urge readers to not use the train tracks to get to wherever you want, no matter how convenient it might seem. Always stay on the safe side and use the pedestrian crossings or overhead bridge provided.

Sources: The Star, New Straits Times.

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