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Monday, 31 October 2011

Kereta api dan lori minyak berlanggar di Kota Kinabalu- Explosion after Sabah train and fuel tanker collide

31st October 2011 - 5.00++ Petang - Pelanggaran antara kereta api dengan lori tangki minya - depan stesen minyak Shell Putatan - dekat KKIA - 18 orang maut..

Unofficial news.. 31st October - around 5 evening - Crash between the train and oil tanker - in front of Putatan Shell - near KKIA - 18 dead ..


Video : Halloween Tragedy : Shell lorry CRASHES into train near KKIA

Eight Hurt In Massive Explosion Due To Train-fuel Tanker Collision
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- No fatalities were reported, but so far eight people were injured in a massive explosion due to a collision between a train and a fuel tanker in front of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Monday.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hamza Taib told reporters at the scene that the rest of the passengers in the carriages either managed to escape when the collision occurred about 5.30pm or rescued when firefighters arrived.

The victims were immediately sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, he said.

According to Hamza, the fuel tanker was crossing the railway track to send fuel to a gas station, but was not quick enough to completely cross the track, causing the train to ram into it.

He said the 41-year-old driver was taken by police for further investigation, while the 51-year-old train driver sustained injuries on his legs.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Department director Nordin Fauzi said five fire-engines were despatched from the Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Lintas fire stations.

He said they were also assisted by a water tanker and two fire-engines from the Airport Fire and Rescue Unit.

A Malaysia Airlines staff, Busri Asad, 39, related seeing some passengers escaping from the train windows when the collision occurred.

"I also saw people running to the back of the carriages. About 10 minutes after the collision, there was an explosion and a massive fire broke out," he said.

Busri was across the road from the incident after he finished work at the airport.

A press secretary to a state minister, Arshad Hussin, said he was about 700 metres away from the scene.

"I was on my way home and wanted to fill petrol at the gas station. But I decided to stop my car on the roadside when I realised there was a massive fire and heavy smoke from the gas station.

"The traffic (on the three-lane road) stopped before the accident site and other vehicles moved to the far right lane, making the left lane vacant," he said, adding that he also heard two explosions.

He also noticed people in the train running to the back of the carriages.

*The Video tittle has a mistake of the date.. the actual date is 31st October 2011...

 The Pictures taken during the tragedy : The Crash between Train and Oil tanker at KK

UPDATED** 1st November 2011

Search on for train-tanker collision victims

Malaysian firefighters survey the scene after a passenger train collided with a fuel truck, right, near Kota Kinabalu international airport in Sabah state, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian fire and rescue officers were searching on Tuesday for 34 people missing a day after a train collided with a fuel tanker.
Late on Monday, a passenger train carrying 200 people hit a tanker carrying 27 000 litres of petrol in the eastern state of Sabah on Borneo island.
The collision, which occurred in front of the state's Kota Kinabalu International Aiport, caused a massive explosion and fire, injuring 12 people, at least two seriously.
Royal Dutch Shell, which owns the fuel tanker, said company officials were working with the authorities to determine the cause of the accident, the Star newspaper reported.
Earlier reports said the tanker was being driven across an unofficial railway crossing when it collided with the train. - Sapa-dpa

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