Operators of Kuala Lumpur’s public transportation system, Rapid KL have taken to their Facebook account to confirm that a Monday evening commuter fell after an escalator malfunctioned at Sentral station.
Rapid KL regretfully confirms that an escalator malfunctioned at KL Sentral LRT station earlier this evening. The…
The unnamed female was injured in the incident that saw the top part of the escalator give way, and for the woman to fall through from a height. Online photos show bystanders helping the woman, who is gripping on to the escalator’s ledge, while steps from the staircase are visibly dislodged.
Happened at the escalator @ KL Sentral LRT Station today. Please always be alert when standing on any escalator, get ready to jump at any time!
She is reportedly at Hospital Kuala Lumpur receiving treatment.
Rapid KL has clarified that the escalator is no longer in use, and investigators are looking into what caused the unfortunate accident.
Many social media commentators have left word that the station has seen better days, and has facilities that are in need of repairs.
Others have asked the public transportation management company to take heed of other stations in disrepair, with one man claiming the escalators at the city-center Dang Wangi station have been out of use for a year.