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04 Apr 2020 | 07:24 AM UTC

Malaysia: Localized disruption following earlier freight train derailment in Tanjung Malim (Perak State) April 4

Freight train derails in Tanjung Malim (Perak State) on April 4; expect disruption

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Event

A freight train derailment was reported in Tanjung Malim (Perak State) in the early morning hours (local time) on Saturday, April 4, prompting authorities to cordon off the area while clean up operations are underway. The 43-car train derailed for unknown reasons in a residential area of the city, resulting in the temporary evacuation of residents from their homes; however, no injuries were reported. According to a spokesperson from the KTMB railway company, the train was carrying engineering equipment, with there being no hazardous cargo reported on board. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the derailment.

Associated transportation disruption is possible over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments, expect transportation delays, and seek alternate routes where possible and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.