2 Men Who Were Trying To Take A Shortcut On Railway Tracks Killed By KTM Train

They were trying to get to a nearby area on the Sungai Buloh-Kepong route.

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Two men were killed along the Sungai Buloh-Kepong KTM route yesterday, 14 April, after being hit by a train

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Malaysiakini reported that the train was carrying about 30 passengers when the accident occurred at about 6.03pm yesterday. 

The men were struck at KM371.7 of the route, heading towards the Kepong station. 

The men, believed to be in their 30s, were trying to take a shortcut to a nearby area by trespassing onto the railway tracks

According to New Straits Times, the alleged Myanmar nationals were thrown to the side of the tracks following the accident. 

"The driver immediately stopped the train when he realised that his vehicle had hit something, and he saw the victims thrown onto the side of the tracks," Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) said in a statement. 

The men's remains have been sent to the Selayang Hospital for post-mortem

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Police also arrived at the scene of the accident following a report lodged by KTMB. 

Meanwhile, passengers on the affected train were transferred to another train to continue their journey. 

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